Originally written January 15, 2012 on It's Always Sunny in Detroit:
Hockey's post game/series handshake line is one of sports' biggest displays of sportsmanship going. Teams beat each other's face in for 60 minutes and then put the animosity aside for a couple minutes to acknowledge their opponent. North Dakota Fighting Sioux senior defenseman Ben Blood didn't get the handshake memo.

Following the North Dakota-Minnesota tilt Saturday, a game in which Minnesota won 6-2, Blood took out a bit of frustration out on Minnesota freshman winger Kyle Rau during the handshake line. After Rau went flying, his teammate, fellow freshman Seth Ambroz tied up Blood before things escalated. As the third period buzzer expired, Blood and Ambroz that had to be separated. Blood was apparently reacting to Rau coming off the bench and hacking him in the back of the leg toward the end of the game.

Both coaches took their players off the ice and the line was ceased after the incident. Chalk it up as another display of boys being boys and traditions schmaditions.


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