-Late in the 3rd
-Blow out game (We're down 10-1)
-It's co-ed house league
-Standing in front of the net as I normally do
-Check to see who did it and give them a piece of my mind
-It's a girl
-Proceed to stay in front of the net
-Receive 15-20 crosschecks to the back
-Just took it until a female teammate came to the rescue
Just for future reference: How the hell should I have reacted in that situation? Did I do the right thing? Because I feel pretty damn emasculated
I feel like if I reacted at all in a 10-1 game, I would have just been asking for one of her teammates to come in a beat me to a pulp (I'm a tiny dude (5'8, 125lbs), so that's really not an option for me)
That's intended as a joke, but that's the only solution.
If you get physical with a girl you look bad doesn't matter what you do. I was in training camp last summer where a big one (she was about 6'1", ~3" taller than me) got pissed cause I picked her pocket all the time (we were put in the same skill group). She started to slash whenever I had the puck. I just gave her a little tap on her calves, I was almost thrown out opf practice by the same coach who didn't see her slashing my stick to pieces.
Telling her on the other hand, that she's fat, will have its effect, even if she's not.
I would have turned to her and simply said, ' sweetie, one more cross check and I'm going to slash that stick right out of your hands.' Chances are, she doesn't even realize that she's crossing the line. A lot of less skilled players think this is the way you defend the area in front of your net.
Girl or not I would have started giving tiny "invisible" crosschecks to the back/sides when the refs weren't looking. Once you start in with that crap it's fair game. And that's about as dirty as I get. I don't cheapshot or headshot or elbow or slash, I just start shoving them out of the way.
Then again I'm your height + 75 pounds so I'm a little tougher to deal with