Hockey game canceled in 2nd period for excessive violence

A game between the Vienna Capitals and HK Nitra had to be suspended in the second half. (Photo via @ MatoDeraj / Twitter)

A normal hockey game lasts 60 minutes, unless a team is so amazed at the level of violence coming from across the ice that they call after 39 minutes.

What started as a peaceful pre-season match between the Vienna Capitals and HK Nitra on Sunday turned into an on-ice spectacle of cheap dirty punches and heaps of bodies fighting for revenge.

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With a string of hits and plays straight out of the Danbury Trashers’ playbook, the Capitals clearly had something for the Slovak team. From dirty clips to the side of a player’s head, to hitting another guy’s hand with a stick like it was a house fly, apparently it was a relentless amount of unsportsmanlike violence coming from Vienna.

After all the carnage and a total of 17 penalty minutes awarded to Vienna, HK Nitra decided to end the game early, not wanting to continue to be the target of dangerous play.

“We are finishing the match at the initiative of the club management,” HK Nitra said in a statement on Facebook. “We will not participate in the deliberate hunting of our players. We will certainly not be playing against the Vienna Capitals in the next ten years … The health of our players is a top priority. Opponent attacks were way beyond common sense. .. We believe these were just short circuits of several people. In the years to come, we will not be starting matches against today’s opponents. “

With preseason friendlies like this, teams can agree on their opponents and schedule them between the mid-level European leagues accordingly. It’s safe to say that Nitra could lose the Capitals number.

There are no official reports of injuries from Vienna, but one player who was viciously eliminated on HK Nitra was Simon Nemec, a projected top-five pick in the 2022 NHL Draft. will not waste much time in the most important season of his career, as some Austrians have decided to act like they are professional wrestlers of the 90s.

There is a line and the Capitals decided to cross it by doing a few jumps in the air.

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Catherine J. Martinez