Women are often referred to as the "gentler" sex. Tell that to the United States and Canada's women's hockey teams who mixed it up in an on-ice brawl this past Saturday. Why the bad feelings?

Fox Sports reports that the melee was sparked by a hit on the Canadian goaltender.

In the first of six exhibition meetings between the two rivals ahead of February’s Sochi Olympics on Saturday, a hit on Canada goalie Shannon Szabados late in the third period sparked a full-on line brawl Saturday in Burlington, Vt.

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Check out the bow-by-blow action.

The teams play 5 more exhibition games in preparation for February's Olympic Games so if the hard feelings continue it could be fun to watch.
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