Two’s a company, three’s a crowd

High school hockey has been known for being an aggressive sport, much to the fans’ delight. The atmosphere of the fan club is far more rowdy when fights break out in games. Personally, I think that the fights aren’t all that bad, but the officials need to figure out how they are going to determine the consequence for the players actions within the fights.

The referees are normally pretty lenient on players getting into their emotions and having a few punches thrown, but when helmets fly and gloves get thrown off they need to have a moral consequence for these players.

Last night, December 9, OHS hockey took on the CBC cadets. The game began getting out of hand early on in the game with a few players taking some huge hits and a fight broke out between two players. Both the players helmets were ripped off, their gloves went flying, and the OHS player’s jersey was pulled over his head. These players were kicked out and were suspended for an additional game.

However I think it’s what came next that I find ridiculous, a second CBC player came in trying to grab his teammate off of the OHS player, not trying to cause anymore danger rather he was trying to protect the OHS player and his own teammate from doing something stupid. Once the refs figured out the entire situation that CBC player got a penalty that they call “Third-Man-In” which is when another player gets involved in a circumstance that involves just two players. No matter what that player does he’s going to get kicked out, even if he is trying to prevent the fight from getting out of hand.

I think they should revise this rule. Yes, if the player comes in swinging and does more bad for the fight than good, then yes he should be kicked out. Now if the player is coming in to prevent his player from fighting he should be thanked rather than being booted from the game and having an additional game suspension.

 

High school hockey has been known for being an aggressive sport, much to the fans’ delight. The atmosphere of the fan club is far more rowdy when fights break out in games. Personally, I think that the fights aren’t all that bad, but the officials need to figure out how they are going to determine the consequence for the players actions within the fights.

The referees are normally pretty lenient on players getting into their emotions and having a few punches thrown, but when helmets fly and gloves get thrown off they need to have a moral consequence for these players.

Last night, December 9, OHS hockey took on the CBC cadets. The game began getting out of hand early on in the game with a few players taking some huge hits and a fight broke out between two players. Both the players helmets were ripped off, their gloves went flying, and the OHS player’s jersey was pulled over his head. These players were kicked out and were suspended for an additional game.

However I think it’s what came next that I find ridiculous, a second CBC player came in trying to grab his teammate off of the OHS player, not trying to cause anymore danger rather he was trying to protect the OHS player and his own teammate from doing something stupid. Once the refs figured out the entire situation that CBC player got a penalty that they call “Third-Man-In” which is when another player gets involved in a circumstance that involves just two players. No matter what that player does he’s going to get kicked out, even if he is trying to prevent the fight from getting out of hand.

I think they should revise this rule. Yes, if the player comes in swinging and does more bad for the fight than good, then yes he should be kicked out. Now if the player is coming in to prevent his player from fighting he should be thanked rather than being booted from the game and having an additional game suspension.