The Superior International Junior Hockey League is a six-team Junior A league. Two of those teams are the Minnesota Wilderness and the Thunder Bay North Stars, and hoo-boy did they every have a line brawl on Sunday at 19:18 of the second period.
We’ve all seen L.B.I.N.O.s (Line Brawl In Name Only) that feature a few punches and some hugging before the goalies stumble into each other.
Not this one: Check out the nasty shots being thrown between every position player before a wild bout between goalies JoJo Jeanetta of Minnesota and Jayme Brattengeier of Thunder Bay – including a wicked late punch by Brattengeier at the end of their fight.
The brawl resulted in eight game misconducts between the teams.
Back in the day, Canadian arenas used to play “God Save The Queen” during wild brawls in an attempt to have the players respectfully end the violence in honor of the anthem.
We can only assume that’s why Miley Cyrus’s “Party In The U.S.A.” was blaring through the speakers during this line brawl, as no self-respecting junior hockey player would dare throw his fists during poetry like “my tummy's turnin' and I'm feelin' kinda homesick.” Unless it’s into the air in time with that rockin’ country beat, ya’ll.
Whatever the case, this is the first line brawl we’ve ever seen scored to a Miley Cyrus song. Your move, Demi Lovato …