Hockey and Fighting: Perfect Combination, Especially When the Little Man Wins

December 20th, 2009 by Denton Ramsey Leave a reply »
Peanut butter and jelly.

Vanilla ice cream and chocolate syrup.

Coach K and the Duke Blue Devils.

Certain things are just meant to go together, and the same rings true with the combination of hockey and fighting.

I’ll never forget the very first hockey game my little brother attended with me: it was an AHL game (around 2002) featuring the hometown Houston Aeros.

The main event wasn’t the score that night; the feature presentation was none other than one of the littlest guys on the ice: Cory Larose.

That night, Larose got in a major fight with an opposing player that was honestly twice his size; and Larose won the fight!

With that throw-down alone, my brother was hooked on hockey; and he will never forget that first hockey fight he witnessed as Larose took and threw punches like a pro.

The immediate response on the rink? Five minute major penalties for each player involved in the fight.

“You mean they get to come back out and play?”

My younger brother was shocked at the time; what a great sport!

I was up in the middle of the night earlier this w ...

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