Pavel Datsyuk, Sergei Fedorov, Evgeni Malkin, Alex Ovechkin, Pavel Bure — some of the best Russian hockey players ever. Each of them are best known for their ability to stick handle like a magician and put the puck in the net. That’s the stereotype among Russian players that come over to the States. The good ones are uber-talented, but they’re soft.
Don’t tell these ten-year olds that Russian hockey players are soft. Straight from Russia, put together by NK-TV, these two teams from Moscow and Novokuznetsk got after it. The game took place this past Sunday, but I think the kids are still mixing it up. It wasn’t just one incident, but rather a whole game full of skirmishes.
The officials eventually had enough and called the game, sending the kids to their room. As Harrison Mooney of Puck Daddy commented, “And what an incredible visual it is when the officials call the game and the kids spill out of the penalty boxes like lemmings on their way to the sea.”
Video via Puck Daddy