A junior hockey game in Russia was caught in mass dust on the ice when teenagers exchanged strokes during a regional tournament.
The footage showed players from the 2011 age group swinging for each other and wrestling on the ice during a game between ‘South Urals’ and ‘Sarmaty’.
The total war, compared to the brutal wall-to-wall fistfights of Russian tradition, took place on March 5 in the village of Prigorodony just outside Orenburg, one of the players’ parents.
The chaos only seems to calm down after the coaches and referees have broken off the brawl.
The footage is from a controversial video last month in which young ice hockey players in Russia were trained to fight.
Russia, our days. That’s a shame. Is this how we train hockey players? Soon there will be no hockey at all in our country. pic.twitter.com/qeDx91lKDa
– Hold broadcast (@ Boogaard_2) February 18, 2021
On that occasion, the clip sparked an investigation by the Russian Ice Hockey Federation (FHR) and was widely criticized online.
However, some in America – including Daily Caller writer David Hookstead – held the clip up as an example of Russian youth being raised as “hockey beasts” while their counterparts in the US stayed indoors to play video games.
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