Must-see video: One-punch knockout in NAHL fight
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.
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)