Violent Incident Caught on Camera: Player Two-Hand Slashes Opponent in the Head During Hockey Game

If you played organized sports as a kid, especially organized hockey, one of the first things your coaching staff tried to instill in you was respect for your opponent regardless of the circumstances or situation, and that it followed a code as you grew older and moved onto other teams.

This lesson wasn’t always taught well, and in some cases, the child didn’t always understand the lesson, as evidenced by the video below, where the lesson of respect for others appears to have fallen on deaf ears.

The video shows the larger kid in black and gold pushing the small child in black, white and red then skating away. As the larger kid skates away, the smaller one two hands his counterpart across the head, grazing his cage. After this happens the larger kid pops his aggressor in the face with a right hand, causing the smaller kid to fall.

Many will argue that respect should be earned rather than given, but in the case of minor sports where a child should be learning life lessons while having fun, serious consequences should be imposed on both children while their parents are present.

Since hockey is a physical sport, both children’s actions are unnecessary and unwarranted. Hopefully, those in charge will be able to take appropriate action and figure out the best way to teach them both a lesson.

Igor Burdetskiy

Igor Burdetskiy

Founder, Editor-in-Chief, & CEO at Hooked on Hockey Magazine
I grew up playing Ball and Roller Hockey day and night somewhat religiously throughout elementary and middle school. The two don't compare though when I lace up the skates and hit the ice. I live and breathe hockey beyond the perspective of "it's just a game" and I will gladly talk hockey for hours with anyone. Hockey is more than just a lifestyle, it's a culture of passionate people who make memories every time the puck is dropped. Hockey has not only helped me get through some of the hardest times in life but has created some of the best memories to date. Want to talk hockey with me? Shoot me an email: iburdetskiy@hookedonhockey.com and let's talk some hockey!
Igor Burdetskiy
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