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Texas high school hockey championship ends in brawl

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Inky_Wretch, Mar 29, 2011.

  1. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    With one of the most vicious cheap shots I've seen in a while and parents cheering the fights.

  2. Smallpotatoes

    Smallpotatoes Well-Known Member

    The video has been removed by the user.
    I never knew there was high school hockey in Texas.
  3. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

  4. doctorquant

    doctorquant Well-Known Member

    Ice hockey isn't connected with the University Interscholastic League, the primary governing body of high school competitions* in Texas. Apparently some schools let club teams organize under their banner. Both Keller and Martin (where my kids go/will go) do that, but these teams aren't officially linked with the school.

    *Not just athletics. Both of my older kids are heavy into the orchestra, and the UIL competitions are the big events of the year.
  5. Small Town Guy

    Small Town Guy Well-Known Member

    The only high school state hockey championships I've seen have been in Minnesota, played in front of 18,000 people at the Xcel in St. Paul. This state title matchup appears to have taken place in an armory or a storage shed next to a 20,000-seat high school football stadium. I'm guessing hockey's not quite as big a deal as football.
  6. doctorquant

    doctorquant Well-Known Member

    This venue is a "Dr. Pepper Star Center", one of several throughout the metroplex. They're basically multipurpose rinks/training facilities that are rented out for clubs, tournaments, lessons, etc. I think the NHL's Stars also schedule regular practice appearances there, but maybe not all of them (I'm not a hockey guy). But you're right, hockey vs. football is a bit of mismatch here in Texas.
  7. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Hockey may not be a UIL sport but it's got it's own website and corporate sponsor.


    Wouldn't be surprised if both teams get suspended from competition for next season. That video was right out of the Federal League.
  8. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    I hope they don't have fights like that at the orchestra competitions!
  9. NoOneLikesUs

    NoOneLikesUs Active Member

    Which cheap shot? To me it looks like there was two. One by each team. Both of those players should never be allowed to play again.
  10. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    The one where the kid is watching the fight, minding his own business and a guy off the bench blasts him from behind.
  11. Double J

    Double J Active Member

    Always nice to see a hockey arena that doubles as a curling rink.

    Oh, and the kid in the black sweater got exactly what he deserved. You like dirty, dangerous cheap shots, kid? Fine, here's one for you.
  12. Brad Guire

    Brad Guire Member

    Good stuff. The wipeout by red-sweater guy is a bonus.
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