One of the Hanson brothers in an accidenthttps://t.co/envcpBsyCB
– RDS (@RDSca) July 20, 2023
It’s even inspired movies like the classic Slap Shot, in which the Hanson brothers are fearsome brutes on the ice. Incidentally, Steve Hanson is currently hospitalized for a bicycle accident, and we wish him a speedy recovery.
And clearly, it’s captured the imagination even internationally, because today, in a U18 match between Thailand and Hong Kong, we were treated to a sequence worthy of a movie, as the post-match handshake turned into a free-for-all.
But what really caught the eye was the Thai player wearing #24, for one simple reason: while everyone was fighting, he decided to join in the fun by throwing the gloves at… absolutely no one.
I don’t know if he was fighting an invisible player, but if he was, he took quite a beating. Take a look for yourself:
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We agree this isn’t a scene we see every day. The flying kick makes me laugh particularly hard, I’ll admit.
And this happened… pic.twitter.com/ClNS1fXjST
– Field hockey Worldwide (@H0ckeyWorldwide) July 20, 2023
Obviously, it’s pretty comical to see a guy throw down the gloves and fight absolutely nobody, but I’d rather see something like that than a violent stick-fight like the one above. There’s a middle ground, we agree, but the former is a lot less damaging than the latter.
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The good story continues: six young Ukrainians who took part in the last @tournoipeewee will be moving to Quebec City in a few weeks.
Once again, Sean Bérubé is behind the project.
– Kevin Dubé (@KDubeJDQ) July 20, 2023
– Le Journal de Québec (@JdeQuebec) July 20, 2023
STRENGTH IN NUMBERS – With the Leafs and Ilya Samsonov miles apart in contract talks ahead of Friday’s arbitration hearing, @MeghanChayka looks at some other metrics besides SV% and GAA to provide some more context behind Samsonov’s play last season: https://t.co/veypROB3p2
– TSN Hockey (@TSNHockey) July 20, 2023