Women’s Hockey Teams Brawl, Set New NCAA Mark For Penalty Minutes [VIDEO]
I don’t know if the referee said, “Ladies, ladies, please” but if he did it didn’t work. The women’s hockey teams from Ohio State University and Bemidji State engaged in a post-game brawl that resulted in a total of 303 minutes in penalties, a new NCAA record.
The game that had seen a mere 16 minutes in penalties had already ended with Benidji State winning 3-2 when all hell broke loose on the ice.
The teams faced off in a rematch a few days later but, according to Fox Sports, were short-handed due to the numerous suspensions resulting from the brawl.
Because the game disqualifications carry a one-game suspension, each team was able to dress only six forwards and four defensemen for Saturday’s rematch, which went into overtime and ended in a shootout. Bemidji State won the shootout 1-0 after taking a 2-2 tie into the extra period.
It may not have been as brutal as a men’s hockey fight but nasty enough to warrent national attention.