February 18, 2011
Two hockey fights to share with you bloodthirsty Romans this morning, beginning with one of the most gentlemanly, borderline sweetest things we've ever seen in a puck brawl: Matt Siddal of the ECHL Salmon Kings carefully removing the helmet of Bakersfield Condors winger Guillaume Lefebvre(notes), so Lefebvre can end the fight with one punch:
We're no lip-readers, but did it appear Lefebvre asked Siddal for help and then thanked him? Because if so, this thing is one tossed can of Miller Lite in the dressing room and a Bob Seger song away from being a heartwarming commercial ...
Meanwhile, on the other end of the Queensbury Rules, here's a wonderfully chaotic line brawl between the Wichita Falls Wildcats vs. Amarillo Bulls from the NAHL. There were 17 penalties called in the first period of the game, which led to this 5-on-5 bout to open the second period; by the end of it, there were five ejections.
This brawl is a week old, but if you haven't see the fight it's worth a click just to hear the, uh, enthusiasm of the announcer.
Your ears did not deceive you: At about the 40-second mark, our humble announcer noted that Wildcats goalie Eric Garavaglia wanted a piece of Nik Szczerba of the Bulls. Which led to the instant-classic line:
"C'MON! C'MON YOU WUSS, GET OUT THERE! DO IT! (off mic) DO IT SZCZERBA! C'MON!"
This guy seems like a bit of a homer.