Canadian Player Assaults Czech Opponent at World Ball Hockey Championships (Video)
Yes, there is such a thing as the Ball Hockey World Championships, and yes, there are definitely fights—especially when the Canadians are losing.
During the men’s semifinals of the event last Saturday in St. John’s, Newfoundland, the Canadians found themselves down 4-1 to the Czechs in the final moments of the game and had their goalie pulled in a last-ditch effort at a miracle comeback. Unfortunately, that just resulted in an open net goal in the final second.
Now, some would argue that scoring an empty net goal in the final second of a 4-1 game is bad form. And some would argue that following up that goal with a bench-clearing celebration before the final whistle of the game is even worse.
Unfortunately, one person of such opinion was Canadian player Justin Pender, a former Quebec Major Junior Hockey League player. And before the ensuing faceoff, he let his opponents hear about it…with his fists.
Pender absolutely pummeled some wee Czech forward, the Czech goalie, and a referee, the last of which reportedly had to be removed on a stretcher.
Take a look:
So make a note of it, ball hockey players of the world: don’t mess with a guy who has his own page on hockeyfights.com. Mmm K?
Hat Tip – [CBS Sports]