Perhaps the most popular stereotype in the game of hockey is the one that assumes all European hockey players are soft and unwilling to drop the gloves and fight compared to their North American counterparts. While that may be the case in the NHL at the moment, there is reason to believe that this will all change approximately ten years from now. Those reasons come from footage that has been surfacing over the past year, which showcases the bench-clearing brawls that have occurred on the other side of the Atlantic (or Pacific, depending on which side you are on).
Earlier in the year we showed you what transpired at the conclusion of a minor hockey game in Russia, as dozens of 9-year-olds engaged in an all-out brawl. Now it appears as though the 9-year-olds in Kazakhstan have taken a page from their neighbors to the north, as some trash-talking between the children from Kokshetau (green) and Astana (white) during post-game handshakes resulted in an all out brawl between the two clubs.
Dozens of tiny fists were thrown during the melee, which lasted approximately 20 seconds before a few angry parents were able to strike enough fear into the children to get them to settle down and leave the ice peacefully.
Here is a look at the incident.
Hat Tip – [It’s Always Sunny In Detroit]