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Caught On Camera - Wild Fight Breaks Out in Toronto Men's League Game


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Mark Parsons
September 17, 2023  (8:45)
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A video has gone viral on Twitter showing a severe brawl during a men's league game in the Adult Safe Hockey League. The brawl erupted when a player skated over to the opposing team's bench, swinging their stick at an opponent.

Sticks Swung Recklessly At Opposing Team

This act provoked the entire bench to retaliate, leading to an immediate and violent escalation. Within moments, players from both teams were taking aggressive, overhead swings with their sticks, turning the confrontation into an outright assault.

QMJHL Recently Bans Fighting

The QMJHL recently introduced new rules prohibiting fighting. Starting in the 2023-24 season, players who participate in a fight will be immediately ejected from the game. The instigating player will face an automatic one-game suspension and players identified as the aggressor, they will receive a minimum two-game suspension. An additional game suspension will be imposed on any player involved in their second fight of the season.
Hockey, being a fast-paced and physical sport, often has moments where a quick decision can result in a perilous situation. The debate about whether fighting is acceptable in hockey is a long-standing one. However, this incident was not about genuine fights, but rather players inappropriately using their equipment to harm others. Such violent behavior is deemed unacceptable in the sport, regardless of the level of play.

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