An instance of unnecessary aggression almost ended very badly in a youth hockey game earlier this month.
During a matchup between the San Diego Jr. Gulls and the Toledo Cherokee at the Nike Bauer World Hockey Invitational in Chicago, one Toledo player lost his temper after being tripped up by an opposing player near the boards. After getting up off the ice, the Toledo player cracked the deliverer of the hit in the face with the blade of his stick before punching him in the head several times.
A video of the incident cuts out as referees skate in to break it up, but the uploader writes that a slash guard prevented the San Diego player from suffering any serious injuries.
Check out the ugly altercation in the video below, with a stick tap to The Big Lead.