Hockey

Hockey Fight Takes Weird Turn as Players Hug and Break Out a Beer

via Thomas Pecoraro/YouTube
Kyle NewportFeatured ColumnistMarch 30, 2014

These two Federal Hockey League players dropped the gloves, but they never had the intention of fighting.

Although the Danville Dashers' Matt Puntureri and the Dayton Demonz's Jesse Felten appeared ready to square off during the third period of Friday night's game, the two players decided they'd rather be friends than beat each other up. Not many hockey "fights" end with a hug and a beer.

Update: Tuesday, April 1 at 6:24 p.m. ET

Both players were suspended after the game. Commissioner Don Kirnan explained why the players were disciplined, via the National Post's Sean Fitz-Gerald:

I mean, if they wanted to hug and kiss each other on the ice, that’s fine. That wouldn’t have bothered us. But you can’t bring a beer on the ice.

[H/t USA TODAY's FTW]

--End of Update--

According to the box score on Dayton's website, neither player was penalized.

[YouTube, h/t Deadspin]

Where can I comment?

Stay on your game

Latest news, insights, and forecasts on your teams across leagues.

Choose Teams
Get it on the App StoreGet it on Google Play

Real-time news for your teams right on your mobile device.

Download
Copyright © 2017 Bleacher Report, Inc. Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. All Rights Reserved. BleacherReport.com is part of Bleacher Report – Turner Sports Network, part of the Turner Sports and Entertainment Network. Certain photos copyright © 2017 Getty Images. Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of Getty Images is strictly prohibited. AdChoices