Minor hockey player covered in blood after epic heavyweight fight on ice
Anot American Hockey League the game came to a bloody end. Like a cfu fight, two players were involved in a violent fight on the ice, ending in one of the most shocking images of the weekend.
The bloody scene took place at Rockford IceHogs‘ game against the Admirals of Milwaukee in Illinois on Friday night, when Mathieu-Olivier exchanged blows with Kurt Gabriel in the first period.
The two rivals took off their gloves, grabbed each other and began punching each other as referees and teammates watched.
For one minute players hit each other until Olivier took over and caused a cut on Gabriellethe face. Despite this, he continued to strike.
What was the reaction of the referees?
The referees called a halt to the fight, but it was too late. Video of the confrontation shows that Gabriel’s face was destroyed after the fight.
The player’s jersey and helmet were soaked in blood, although the injuries were not serious. He looked like he could stay in the game.
Gabriel managed to mock Olivier as the IceHogs ended up winning the game, 4-3, in a shootout.
The 28-year-old signed with his hometown Toronto Maple Leafs last summer but was soon traded to the Chicago Blackhawks organization and has been in Rockford ever since. He has one assist in 19 games with the IceHogs this season.
Fighters will need stitches in the next few days – or just ice on their knuckles Olivier‘s case – but this track will go down as one of the most dramatic fights we’ve seen in a long time.