“Rub Out” Causes Female Hockey Star Hayley Wickenheiser To Fight Back
Those of you who are hockey fans will likely know who Calgary Flames defenseman Dion Phaneuf is. And for those of you who are not familiar with him, and his style of play, you may want to check this out first.
The hard hitting Phaneuf has a younger, 15-year-old brother by the name of Dane who is currently playing minor hockey in Alberta. His team set up an exhibition game with the Women’s Canadian National team last week and things got a little rough.
Playing in the game was “the face of women’s hockey,” Hayley Wickenheiser, who has played a few games of her own with the men. During the play, Dane made contact with Hayley behind his own net and “rubbed her out,” as he later described it to his older brother. Wickenheiser, on the other hand, was not in the receiving mood.
She would go after Dane immediately following the hit, giving him a face-wash from behind before refs could break things up. It was a move that would make even New Mexico’s Elizabeth Lambert proud.
The women’s game may not include hitting, but that doesn’t mean these females are afraid to dish out some punishment of their own when the opportunity knocks.
As for Dion, when asked if he was proud of his brother, he responded by saying, “very proud of him.” Since when is getting beat up by a girl something to be proud of?
Here is a look at the incident.