Well, it seems it's true. Hockey players ARE a rough lot and love to fight! It also seems it's true that as long as the fight is fair and no one falls to the ice, the refs will let it continue.
Off went the gloves and the sticks went flying. Team mates stood just out of range, ready to step in if needed.
Many in the stand yelled and egged it on as Fargo Force, Tom McCarthy and Chicago Steel, Brett Beebe threw down on the ice.
This fight was brief and not a lot of action, and ended with Beebe hitting his head on the ice. Once down, McCarthy (Force) quickly backed off. We could see Beebe (Chicago) moving his hands as he talked to the ref from the ice so all knew he was still conscious.
The paramedics were quick to respond. Beebe must have laid out there a good 12 minutes before they got him up on the gurney and wrapped him in layers of blankets.
They safely took Beebe out of the rink and the game resumed. Later we learned that Beebe was taken to the hospital for precautionary reasons and that he was fine. There were not any more fights after this and the Fargo Force went on to win the game 8-1. I can't wait to go to the next game! We had to leave early as we took Skyler and a couple of his friends and he doesn't do well when he has to stay up very much past his bedtime. It just messes with him. Sometimes being a responsible parent is a pain! LOL That was a great game and I really wanted to stay. Next time, and there will be a next time, I'm staying til the very end! :)