Hockey is one of the fastest, hardest, high-octane sports you’ll see. When things go right out there on the ice, nothing is more exciting. But the converse of this reality is that there’s such a small margin of error, so when things go wrong it’s can be either really grizzly or freaking hilarious.
And since we’ve recently taken a look at the nasty side of hockey, today we’re going to look at the lighter side. Guys whiffing on punches, losing their footing at top speed, crashing into teammates, missing empty nets, whacking the puck into their own nets, you name it—this fast-paced game just provides so many ridiculous ways to embarrass yourself on any given night.
Here are 20 fantastic examples, in animated GIF form. Enjoy.