Dec 2, 2011; Anaheim, CA, USA; A detailed view of the end of a hockey stick during a game between the Anaheim Ducks and Philadelphia Flyers at The Honda Center. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

Youth Hockey player swings stick at opponent's throat (VIDEO)

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If you haven’t seen or heard about this yet, you might want to take a look.

This might make my list as one of the craziest things I’ve seen in sports, especially youth sports. This is definitely one of the more scarier things to have happened.

During the Nike Bauer Hockey Tournament, two teams were playing each other; the San Diego Jr Gulls and the Toledo Cherokees. What happens next is disgraceful to the sport of Hockey.

Keep in mind the Jr Gulls are in Orange, and the Cherokees are in Black. After what appeared to be a simple check, chaos ensued.




The Cherokee skater then proceeds to get up in obvious rage and anger and slashes his stick into the opponent’s throat. Not only did he hit him in the throat, but he also continued to inflict pain by punching the poor kid in the head.



[H/T for both GIFs: Buzzfeed]

Here’s a YouTube video of the play in real time,


For those of you wondering, the player who got hit in the throat was wearing a slash guard, which was very fortunate. The injury could have been much worse had he not been wearing the guard, but he managed to leave the game with just a bruised throat.

Now it’s time for you to be the judge. What do you think should happen to the skater who used his hockey stick like a baseball bat? Leave a comment below.

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