The craziest fight in hockey history

May 3, 2007

This is probably one of the craziest bench-clearing brawls in hockey history.

Wikipedia recalls the event: In an infamous incident at Madison Square Garden, on December 26, 1979, a New York Rangers fan stole Stan Jonathan’s stick, hitting him with it during a post-game scrum. When other fans got involved, Terry O’Reilly charged into the stands followed by his teammates. The game’s TV commentator remarked that ‘they’re going to pull that guy apart’. O’Reilly, a future team captain, received an eight-game suspension for the brawl.

Source: The NHL FanBlog


One comment

  1. Wow, if that happened today, the player wouldn’t be aloud playing in a rec league.

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