Most of the time when a pair of hockey teams engage in a bench clearing brawl, it’s nothing to laugh at. Of course, most of the time those brawls don’t involve two teams made up of 9-year-old kids. Lucky for us this one does, and instead of turning into a vicious cockfight, this melee may just be the most adorable brouhaha in the history of hockey brawls.
Seems this fracas took place in Kazakhstan, a country most famous for being the birthplace of Borat. Other than that I got nothing when it comes to Kazakhstan. But now I can say that 9-year-old Kazakh hockey players can scrap with the best of them, at least until their parents come out on the ice and put an end to their shenanigans.
There’s not much to say about the brawl, so I’ll let the YouTube description fill you in on the relevant details.
This is my 9-year-old brother’s team Kokshetau – Burabay (green) fighting against the team from the capital city of Kazakhstan – Astana (white). Even though team Astana won against Burabay 5:3, they started talking crap to their opponents during hand shakes; so the capitan of Burabay’s team could not just let it go and started the fight.
Nice. Not content with the win, the Astana team has to also talk some trash during the post-game handshake. That was just too much for the Burabay captain, and like the true leader he is, decided to answer the taunting with his fists. That’s how they roll in Kazakhstan.
Video follows the jump…
Notice how the kids responded when the parents came out on the ice? Maybe the NHL should consider using players’ parents as a deterrent to fighting. I mean, how many guys would drop the gloves knowing that their mother might come out on the ice surface and drag them off by the scruff of their neck?
Answer: very few.
[H/T to It’s Always Sunny in Detroit]