There’s 13 seconds left in this minor league hockey game and, well, things go downhill quickly after the face-off. It looks like it started when one player was checked into the boards and the door to the bench opened and everyone fell into the opening.
About the only person in the arena NOT involved in this brawl is the one fan watching the game.
You want your youth coaches to be “hands on” but not to the point that they are putting their “hands on” a player from the opposing team. Especially when those hands are allegedly closed fists. This case involves a California high school soccer coach, Bart Allen, whose team reportedly got into it with a rival last week and a brawl broke out. Our favorite part of the story is where Allan admist to cops he threw punches in the melee, but denies hitting any kids. Wait, what?
Teen players from rival teams got into a fight Monday after a game in Simi Valley, Calif., KTLA-TV reported. Bart Allan, 47-year-old head coach of the Conejo Valley United team, allegedly ran onto the field and joined in the melee. He hit a 16-year-old player for the opposing Antelope Valley team in the face, witnesses said. Allan admitted to cops that he ran into the fray and threw punches, but denied actually hitting any of the kids. The 16-year-old’s parents, however, said they were seeking medical treatment for their son’s nose and cheek injuries. No one else was injured in the brawl.
Two minor league hockey players decided to pull that feat off during a playoff game last week. The incident occurred before game four of the Continental Hockey League playoff series between the Allen Americans and the Texas Brahmas. Americans left winger Brett Clouthier got into it with Brahmas defenseman Ryan Hand as they were set to take the ceremonial puck drop at center ice:
For some reason, fighting in baseball games seems to becoming more common this spring, with the latest clash between Yuba City High School’s junior varsity team and Del Campo High. According to ate least one report, the brawl started after the first base coach for Del Campo called YCHS pitcher’s mother an insulting name. The pitcher retaliated with by throwing a fastball at the taunting coach and then all hell breaks loose on the field (see video below). So far, eight Yuba players have been kicked off the the team and others suspended.
No word on the punishment for the potty-mouthed coach for Del Campo, but likely he will have his mouth washed out with soap and sent to bed early without supper.