Sir Elton John once had the honour and privilege of having his 1973 classic “Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting” remade by legendary Canadian musical act and sure-fire Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Nickelback.
That has nothing to do with this story in any way, but I’ve always wanted to use Nickleback in a lede. Anyways, this Saturday night did involve fighting, as the Kansas City Mavericks and Toledo Walleye of the ECHL threw down a massive brawl during the third period of a rage-fueled contest.
Here’s a look at how the brawl and goalie tilts got started, courtesy of Jordan Strack of WTOL-11:
And here it is in it’s entirety:
Ahhhh, an instant classic. Nothing helps get one through the mundane dog days of the hockey season quite like an explosive minor league brawl.
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