Dropping the gloves
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12-09-2005, 12:10 PM
Join Date: Apr 2005
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Have played hockey all my life and play a pretty chippy game. Naturally that style of game forces me to drop the gloves once in a while, though I avoid it if possible (1-2 fights a year) as I normally come off second best.
You guys have any good stories from having hockey fights or even a few tips?
I sport a nasty scar on my chin from getting involved with someone who was out of my league, hit me with an uppercut that practically knocked me out on my feet (didnt go down though!) and he cracked my helmet with the shot that followed.
Advice #1 Don't play chippy. If this is just a beer league, take it easy. Enjoy the game, it's for fun. Remember that not everyone wants to go out and get whacked and slashed. We have jobs in the morning.
Advice #2 If you do have to fight, tuck your chin into your shoulder and throw straight down the pipe. Don't throw looping hooks and pull crap punches. Straight and hard down the middle into the guys chin is the best thing you can do.
Advice #3 If you're getting killed, grab anything you can and wrestle him to the ice.
Bascially, I'm not down with the whole fighting thing. I'm in my 30's and I play in beer leagues for fun. I enjoy the skate and I like to compete but I'm not a d1ck. I play clean and I play with a smile on my face (with all my teeth).
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