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Line brawl breaks out during Para Hockey cup final

Published December 5, 2022 at 7:27 PM

It's been widely known for decades that when playing sports, arguably the biggest rivalry there is, is Canada against the United States of America, but more specifically, hockey is typically what produces the greatest of these rivalry games. It doesn't matter if it's men's, Women's or Para Hockey, the animosity is always there.

Over the weekend, Canada played the U.S for gold at the Para Hockey Cup and midway through the third period with 11:05 to play, things got out of hand. Take a look:

Typically, fights on the international stage aren't common, unless we're talking Para Hockey. These competitors know each other on a personal level both with their country and club teams. When Canada and the U.S collide like this, the outcome is not uncommon.

Most people think Para (sledge) hockey is soft or anyone could do it, when the truth is, it's not for the faint of heart. Think about it, you basically have weapons in your hands attached to the bottom of your sticks and are moving around on a steel frame with blades on the bottom.

When you have that compounded by the emotions of a rivalry like this, it can and does get really fun and really dangerous at the same time.

The U.S ended up taking home gold after nearly 100 penalty minutes were handed out and the dust settled by a score of 5-1.
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