The “Finest” Versus the “Bravest”

Really, you’re such role models, guys

A bench-clearing brawl broke out during a charity hockey game between New York City cops and firefighters on Sunday in Uniondale, LI.
“It was reminiscent of the old-time Rangers-Flyers games in the mid-70s,” quipped an NYPD cop who was at the game at the Nassau Coliseum. “I was waiting for [legendary Philadelphia Flyers enforcer] Dave Schultz to come out on the ice.”
The ugly scene erupted in the second period as referees struggled to control multiple, one-on-one fistacuffs. Sticks and gloves littered the ice during the disturbing incident.

4 Responses to “The “Finest” Versus the “Bravest””

  1. Julie says:

    Can’t imagine how hard it is to be a ref at a game like this. In the third video you can see one of the refs has a guy in a choke hold trying to control him. Can’t blame him – it looks like it was every man for himself out there. Guys, which part of “it’s for CHARITY” didn’t make sense to you?

  2. Syd B. says:

    Looked pretty tame to me. Anyone remember the Russia vs. Canada World Jr. bench clearing brawl from 1987. They had to turn the lights out in the arena so that the players couldn’t see each other. Don Cherry still talks about it.

  3. Dave E. says:

    Thanks, Syd.

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