Tuesday October 28th, 2014

If you made it past that headline without fretting about puck possession or the purity of the game or impressionable young minds, you're in for a treat.

Check out this clip from the North American Hockey League, a semi-pro circuit based in Quebec that hasn't turned its back on the allure of the occasional dust-up.

Ottawa Senators minor leaguer suspended 20 games for PEDs

No surprise then that when last Friday's match between the Sorel-Tracy Eperviers (that's Hawks for the non-Francophones in the crowd) and the Cornwall River Kings got a little testy, Guillaume Coudé and Dylan Garrioch decided to settle their differences Hanson-style.

The two danced briefly around center ice with Coudé luring Garrioch closer with a series of right-hand feints before feeding him a left to the jaw. That one punch was all it took.

No doubt the fans in attendance were appalled and immediately asked for a refund. Because hey, hockey fans hate fighting, right?

(s/t to Rob Harmon)

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