Fisticuffs

Over the eight seasons of the Manchester Storm there were great games, fantastic goals … and of course a certain amount of what the world of hockey calls “fisticuffs” !   There were fights on the ice, in the penalty box and , on occasion, brawls involving more than one player.

Fortunately, many of theses battles were caught on film and can be seen via various YouTube channels.

Here are some of our favourites via Hockey Fights UK (@hockeyfightsuk)

 

 

 

And the best of them all… New years eve 2000.  Peace and goodwill to all men in the festive season…

 

“NHL rule 56 – Fisticuffs
An instigator of an altercation shall be a player who by his actions or demeanor demonstrates any/some of the following criteria: distance traveled; gloves off first; first punch thrown; menacing attitude or posture; verbal instigation or threats; conduct in retaliation to a prior game incident.

An altercation is a situation involving two players, with at least one to be penalised”