Hockey Player Slings Helmet at Opponent's Head Before Squaring Off

Kyle Newport@@KyleNewportFeatured ColumnistJanuary 6, 2015

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During Saturday's Elite Ice Hockey League (U.K.) game between the Edinburgh Capitals and the Nottingham Panthers, the Capitals' Joe Grimaldi was involved in a wild sequence of events.

Update from Friday, Jan. 9

Grimaldi has been suspended 18 games for his actions, according to the Nottingham Post.

--End of Update--


Grimaldi delivered a high hit to Nottingham's Evan Mosey, which didn't sit well with Mosey's teammates—specifically, Maxime Langelier-Parent. Parent immediately went after Grimaldi but had to protect himself while in pursuit.

As Parent came at Grimaldi, the Edinburgh player used his stick and helmet to try to defend himself. Then, the two finally squared off.

Warning: Video may contain NSFW language.

According to the Nottingham Post, Grimaldi racked up 67 penalty minutes against his former team before being ejected. Nottingham cruised to a 6-1 victory.

On Sunday, the Capitals announced that Grimaldi had been released.

[YouTube, h/t Puck Daddy]

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