FACTOID # 6: Michigan is ranked 22nd in land area, but since 41.27% of the state is composed of water, it jumps to 11th place in total area.
 
 Home   Encyclopedia   Statistics   States A-Z   Flags   Maps   FAQ   About 
   
 
WHAT'S NEW
 

SEARCH ALL

FACTS & STATISTICS    Advanced view

Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 

 

(* = Graphable)

 

 


Encyclopedia > Violence in ice hockey
Referees attempt to break up a fight around the Tampa Bay goal during the first ice hockey playoff game between the Ottawa Senators and the Tampa Bay Lightning for the 2006 Stanley Cup.
Referees attempt to break up a fight around the Tampa Bay goal during the first ice hockey playoff game between the Ottawa Senators and the Tampa Bay Lightning for the 2006 Stanley Cup.

Violence in ice hockey has long been a controversial part of the sport. Like some other sports, hockey has had incidents of violence that have escalated to dangerous levels. Examples include brawls, fan involvement, physical abuse of officials, and deliberately injuring opponents. Most violent actions, such as kicking, hitting from behind, and prohibited stickwork, are penalized with suspensions or fines. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 598 pixel Image in higher resolution (1280 × 957 pixel, file size: 276 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Ice hockey Metadata... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 598 pixel Image in higher resolution (1280 × 957 pixel, file size: 276 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Ice hockey Metadata... A football (soccer) player is cautioned by a referee A referee is a person who has authority to make decisions about play in many sports. ... The Ottawa Senators (French: ) are a professional ice hockey team based in Ottawa, Ontario. ... The Tampa Bay Lightning is a professional ice hockey team based in Tampa, Florida. ... The NHL unveiled a new logo for the 2006 Stanley Cup Playoffs. ... This article is about condoned fighting in ice hockey. ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ...


On the ice, referees may impose penalties for prohibited activities. Off the ice, the NHL sometimes fines, suspends, or expels players. The criminal justice system has also been known to investigate, charge, and convict players. Some critics consider it telling that the NHL is the only professional hockey league that has a major players award for sportsmanship, the Lady Byng Memorial Trophy, which suggests to some a tacit admission of the need to encourage more civil play. Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... It is sporting to shake the hand of ones opponent after the end of a game. ... The Lady Byng Memorial Trophy, formerly known as the Lady Byng Trophy, is presented each year to the National Hockey League hockey player voted to have shown the best sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct combined with performance in play. ...


Early hockey in particular was noted for its extreme violence, to the point where two players were killed in three years during brawls. In both cases, the accused assailants were acquitted, but these and other bloody incidents led to calls for the sport to clean up its act or be banned with the likes of cockfighting. [1] The worst of the violence waned, particularly with regulations for quasi-legal fisticuffs, though incidents continue to occur from time to time. The Cock Fight by Jean-Léon Gérôme (1847) A cockfight is a contest, held in a cockpit between two fighting cocks (roosters) trained to severely injure and/or kill one another. ...


Billy Coutu was the first player banned from the NHL for life when, in 1927, he attacked referee Jerry Laflamme in a Stanley Cup game between the Boston Bruins and Ottawa Senators - in which several players complained about the officiating - supposedly at the request of Bruins coach Art Ross. NHL president Frank Calder, the League's first president, expelled Coutu from the NHL for life on March 29, 1929. Hockey card with Billy Coutu Wilfrid Billy Arthur Coutu (b. ... Year 1927 (MCMXXVII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... ... The Stanley Cup The Stanley Cup (French: ) is the championship trophy of the National Hockey League (NHL), the major professional ice hockey league in Canada and the United States. ... The Boston Bruins are a professional ice hockey team based in Boston, Massachusetts. ... This article is about the original Ottawa Senators. ... Arthur Howie Ross (January 13, 1886 - August 5, 1964) was a Canadian ice hockey executive and defenceman in the National Hockey League and its predecessor, the National Hockey Association. ... Frank Calder (November 17, 1877-February 4, 1943) was the first NHL President (1917-1943). ...


Other incidents include the December 12, 1933 event when Eddie Shore hit Toronto Maple Leafs player Ace Bailey from behind. Bailey never played hockey again. More recently, controversy and criminal charges have resulted from violent attacks by Marty McSorley, Todd Bertuzzi, and Chris Simon. Eddie The Edmonton Express Shore (born November 25, 1902 in Fort QuAppelle, Saskatchewan, Canada - died March 16, 1985) was a professional ice hockey player in the National Hockey League (NHL). ... The Toronto Maple Leafs are a professional ice hockey team based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... Irvine Ace Bailey (born on July 3, 1903 in Bracebridge, Ontario - April 1, 1992) was a star ice hockey player for the Toronto Maple Leafs from 1926-1933. ... Martin James McSorley (born May 18, 1963) is a former professional hockey player in the National Hockey League (NHL) and former head coach of the Springfield Falcons of the American Hockey League (2002-2004). ... Todd Bertuzzi (born 2 February 1975) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player in the National Hockey League (NHL) with the Anaheim Ducks. ... Chris Simon (born January 30, 1972 in Wawa, Ontario) is a professional ice hockey player. ...


Players who are banned in the American Hockey League for violence are not permitted in the ECHL, and vice versa, because of their agreements with the Professional Hockey Players Association. The American Hockey League (AHL) is regarded as the top professional hockey league in North America outside the National Hockey League (NHL) for which it serves as the primary developmental circuit. ... The ECHL (formerly the East Coast Hockey League) is a professional ice hockey league based in Princeton, New Jersey, with teams scattered across the United States and Canada, generally regarded as a tier below the American Hockey League. ...

Contents

Incidents resulting in charges

  • 1905 - Allan Loney is charged with manslaughter in the on-ice clubbing death of Alcide Laurin. Loney claimed self-defence, and was found not guilty. [2]
  • 1907 - Ottawa Victorias player Charles Masson is charged with manslaughter after Cornwall player Owen McCourt dies of a head wound sustained in a brawl. Masson is found not guilty on the grounds that there was no way to know which blow had killed McCourt. [3]
  • 1922 - Sprague Cleghorn injured three Ottawa Senators’ players in a brawl, leading Ottawa police to offer to arrest him.
  • 1969 - In a pre-season game held in Ottawa,, Ted Green of the Boston Bruins and Wayne Maki of the St.Louis Blues engaged in a violent, stick-swinging brawl. A factured skull and brain damage caused Green to miss the entire 1969-1970 NHL season.[4] Both were acquitted in court. The NHL suspended Maki for 30 days and Green for 13.
  • 1975 - Dan Maloney of the Detroit Red Wings attacked Brian Glennie of the Toronto Maple Leafs from behind. Maloney was charged with assault causing bodily harm, but was acquitted.
  • 1975 - Police charged Bruins player Dave Forbes with aggravated assault after a fight with Henry Boucha of the Minnesota North Stars. After a nine-day trial ended with a hung jury, charges against Forbes were dropped.
  • 1976 - Four Philadelphia Flyers players, Joe Watson, Mel Bridgman, Don Saleski and Bob "Hound" Kelly were charged with assault, using their hockey sticks as weapons in a violent playoff game between the Flyers and the Toronto Maple Leafs in which fans had been taunting the Flyers players and spitting at them. Bridgman was acquitted, but the other three Flyers were found guilty of simple assault.
  • 1977 - Dave "Tiger" Williams of the Toronto Maple Leafs hit Pittsburgh Penguin Dennis Owchar with his stick. He was charged with assault, but acquitted.
  • 1982 - Jimmy Mann of the Winnipeg Jets left the bench and hit Pittsburgh Penguin Paul Gardner, breaking Gardner's jaw in two places. Police charged Mann, who was fined $500 and given a suspended sentence in Winnipeg.
  • 1988 - Dino Ciccarelli hit Leafs defenceman Luke Richardson with his stick. Charged and convicted of assault, he was sentenced to one day in jail and fined $1,000.
  • 1998 - Jesse Boulerice of the Plymouth Whalers was suspended for the rest of the playoffs after violently swinging his stick at Guelph Storm forward Andrew Lang. Boulerice was charged with assault as a result of the incident.
  • 2000 - Marty McSorley of the Boston Bruins hit Vancouver Canucks Donald Brashear in the head with his stick. McSorley was convicted of assault with a weapon and given an 18-month conditional discharge.
  • 2004 - After repeated failed attempts at instigating a fight, Todd Bertuzzi of the Vancouver Canucks sucker-punched Steve Moore of the Colorado Avalanche from behind, knocking Moore unconscious. The pair then fell to the ice with Bertuzzi's weight crushing Moore face-first into ice and Bertuzzi continued to punch Moore, followed by several players from both teams further piling onto the mêlée. Moore sustained three fractured vertebrae, a grade three concussion, vertebral ligament damage, stretching of the brachial plexus nerves, and facial lacerations. Bertuzzi was charged by police, and given a conditional discharge after pleading guilty to assault causing bodily harm. His suspension resulted in a loss of $500,000 in pay and the Canucks were fined $250,000. Bertuzzi was re-instated in 2005, and Moore has made several (so far) unsuccessful attempts at civil litigation.

Sources: Sprague Horace Peg Cleghorn, (March 11, 1890, Montreal, PQ, - July 12, 1956, Montreal, PQ), was a professional ice hockey player for teams in the NHL and CAHL. He played on Stanley Cup-winning teams in 1920, 1921 and 1924. ... Theodore Terrible Ted Green (born March 23, 1940 in Eriksdale, Manitoba) was a professional hockey defenseman for the NHL Boston Bruins and the WHA New England Whalers and Winnipeg Jets, notable for his hard rock play. ... Wayne Maki (November 10, 1944 - May 1, 1974) was a professional ice hockey player and an early star of the Vancouver Canucks club in the NHL. Maki was born in Sault Ste. ... Dan Maloney (born September 24, 1950, Barrie, Ontario) is a former left winger in the NHL and former NHL coach. ... Brian Glennie (born 29 August 1946 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada) is a retired professional ice hockey defenseman who played in the NHL from 1969 until 1979. ... David Stephen Forbes (born November 16, 1948 in Montreal, Quebec) is a retired Canadian ice hockey player. ... Assault is a crime of violence against another person. ... Henry Charles Boucha (Born - June 1, 1951 in Warroad, Minnesota, USA) is a retired American professional ice hockey centerman who played 6 seasons in the National Hockey League for the Detroit Red Wings, Minnesota North Stars, Kansas City Scouts and Colorado Rockies. ... Joe Watson (born July 6, 1943 in Smithers, British Columbia) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey defenseman. ... Melvin John Bridgman (born on April 28, 1955 in Trenton, Ontario, Canada) is a former professional ice hockey centre who played in the National Hockey League for 14 seasons from 1975-76 until 1988-89. ... // Don Big Bird Saleski(Born November 10th 1949 in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. ... Robert James Hound Dog Kelly (born November 25, 1950 in Oakville, Ontario) is a retired Canadian ice hockey player. ... David James Williams was born on the 3 February 1954 in Weyburn, Saskatchewan, Canada. ... Dennis Owchar (born March 28, 1953 in Dryden, Ontario) is a retired professional ice hockey player who played 288 games in the National Hockey League. ... Jimmy Mann (born April 17, 1959 in Montreal, Quebec) is a retired professional ice hockey player who played 293 games in the National Hockey League. ... Paul Malone Gardner (born March 5, 1956 in Fort Erie, Ontario) is a retired Canadian ice hockey player. ... Dino Ciccarelli (born on 8 February 1960 in Sarnia, Ontario, Canada) was a professional hockey player. ... Luke Richardson (born 26 March 1969 in Ottawa, Ontario) is a Canadian ice hockey defenseman who currently plays for the Tampa Bay Lightning of the NHL. // Luke Richardson was selected 7th overall by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 1987 NHL Entry Draft. ... Jesse Boulerice (born August 10, 1978 in Plattsburgh, New York, USA) is an United States professional hockey winger. ... The Plymouth Whalers and Saginaw Spirit line up for a faceoff at the Compuware Sports Arena. ... Guelph Storm face off on home ice. ... For the former National Basketball Association player, see Andrew Lang (basketball). ... Martin James McSorley (born May 18, 1963) is a former professional hockey player in the National Hockey League (NHL) and former head coach of the Springfield Falcons of the American Hockey League (2002-2004). ... Donald Brashear (born January 7, 1972 in Bedford, IN, USA) is an American-Canadian professional ice hockey forward who currently plays for the National Hockey Leagues Washington Capitals. ... Todd Bertuzzi (born 2 February 1975) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player in the National Hockey League (NHL) with the Anaheim Ducks. ... A sucker punch is an act of violence where the one being punched is either caught completely off guard by a landed fist, or a punch which is thrown to disable another in a place which is not normally a target in a fair fight. One example is a blow... Steve Moore Steve Moore is a former Canadian ice hockey player of the National Hockey League. ... Mêlée generally refers to disorganized hand-to-hand combat involving a group of fighters. ...

  • A brief history of stick violence. CBC. 6 October 2000. Accessed at [1] on 19 July 2004.
  • History of criminal charges on ice. Canadian Press. 24 June 2004. Accessed at [2] on 19 July 2004.
  • McKinley, Michael: "Hockey: A People's History". McClelland & Stewart, 2006.

Longest suspensions

  • Billy Coutu, Boston Bruins, lifetime ban, 1927.
  • Dan Maloney, Detroit Red Wings, 2 years, November 1975. (banned from playing in Toronto only)
  • Alexander Perezhogin, Hamilton Bulldogs (AHL), 2004-05 AHL season (for playoff fight)
  • Chris Simon, New York Islanders, 25 games, March 2007. (Remainder of season and playoffs; since the Islanders played only five playoff games, Simon will have to sit out the first five games of the next season he plays)
  • Marty McSorley, Boston Bruins, 23 games, February 2000.
  • Gordie Dwyer, Tampa Bay Lightning, 23 games, September 2000.
  • Dale Hunter, Washington Capitals, 21 games, May 1993.
  • Todd Bertuzzi, Vancouver Canucks, 20 games (because of the NHL lockout, the IIHF also banned him from playing at any IIHF member league for 17 months, but reinstated by NHL commissioner on 8/8/05).
  • Tom Lysiak, Chicago Blackhawks, 20 games, October 1983.
  • Brad May, Phoenix Coyotes, 20 games, November 2000.
  • Eddie Shore, Boston Bruins, 16 games, December 1933.
  • Maurice Richard, Montreal Canadiens, 15 games, March 1955.
  • Wilf Paiement, Colorado Rockies, 15 games, October 1978.
  • Dave Brown, Philadelphia Flyers, 15 games, November 1987.
  • Tony Granato, Los Angeles Kings, 15 games, February 1994.
  • Wayne Maki, St. Louis Blues, 30 days, September 1969.
  • Ted Green, Boston Bruins, 13 games, September 1969.
  • Andre Roy, Tampa Bay Lightning, 13 games, April 2002.
  • Brantt Myhres, San Jose Sharks, 12 games, February 1999.
  • Matt Johnson, Los Angeles Kings, 12 games, November 1998.
  • Ron Hextall, Philadelphia Flyers, 12 games, May 1989.
  • David Shaw, New York Rangers, 12 games, October 1988.
  • Owen Nolan, San Jose Sharks, 11 games, February 2001.
  • Tie Domi, Toronto Maple Leafs, 11 games, Game 4 of the 2001 Eastern Conference semifinals.
  • Jimmy Mann, Winnipeg Jets, 10 games, January 1982.
  • Ruslan Salei, Anaheim Mighty Ducks, 10 games, October 1999.
  • Scott Niedermayer, New Jersey Devils, 10 games, March 2000.

Source: “NHL Suspension List.” Canadian Press. No date. Accessed at [3] on 19 July 2004. Hockey card with Billy Coutu Wilfrid Billy Arthur Coutu (b. ... Dan Maloney (born September 24, 1950, Barrie, Ontario) is a former left winger in the NHL and former NHL coach. ... Alexander Perezhogin is an ice hockey player with the Montreal Canadiens, he is perhaps best known for a brutal attack on another player when in the AHL. Perezhogin was born in Ust-Kamenogorsk, in what is today Kazakstan, on August 10, 1983. ... Chris Simon (born January 30, 1972 in Wawa, Ontario) is a professional ice hockey player. ... Martin James McSorley (born May 18, 1963) is a former professional hockey player in the National Hockey League (NHL) and former head coach of the Springfield Falcons of the American Hockey League (2002-2004). ... Gordie Dwyer (born January 25, 1978, Dalhousie, New Brunswick) is a Canadian ice hockey player currently playing with the Carolina Hurricanes as a left wing. ... Dale Robert Hunter (born July 31, 1960 in Petrolia, Ontario) is a former Canadian ice hockey player. ... Todd Bertuzzi (born 2 February 1975) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player in the National Hockey League (NHL) with the Anaheim Ducks. ... Tom Lysiak (born April 22, 1953 in High Prairie, Alberta) is a former ice hockey player. ... Brad May (Born: November 29, 1971 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada) is a hockey left winger currently playing for the NHLs Anaheim Ducks. ... Eddie The Edmonton Express Shore (born November 25, 1902 in Fort QuAppelle, Saskatchewan, Canada - died March 16, 1985) was a professional ice hockey player in the National Hockey League (NHL). ... Joseph-Henri-Maurice Rocket Richard PC, CC, OQ (August 4, 1921 – May 27, 2000) was a professional ice hockey player who played for the Montreal Canadiens from 1942 to 1960. ... Wilf Paiement was born on the 16th of October, 1955, in Earlton, Ontario, Canada and was a professional ice hockey player in the National Hockey League (NHL) from 1974 to 1988. ... David James Brown (born October 12, 1962 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey right winger. ... Tony Granato (born July 25, 1964 in Downers Grove, Illinois, USA) is an American former National Hockey League leftwinger and former head coach of the Colorado Avalanche. ... Wayne Maki (November 10, 1944 - May 1, 1974) was a professional ice hockey player and an early star of the Vancouver Canucks club in the NHL. Maki was born in Sault Ste. ... Theodore Terrible Ted Green (born March 23, 1940 in Eriksdale, Manitoba) was a professional hockey defenseman for the NHL Boston Bruins and the WHA New England Whalers and Winnipeg Jets, notable for his hard rock play. ... Andre Roy (born February 8, 1975 in Port Chester, New York) is a professional ice hockey player who currently plays left wing for the National Hockey Leagues Pittsburgh Penguins. ... Brantt Myhres (born March 18, 1974 in Edmonton, Alberta) is a professional hockey player with the Omaha Ak-Sar-Ben Knights of the AHL. He is 64 tall, 220 lbs in weight and shoots right. ... Matt Johnson (born November 23, 1975, in Welland, Ontario, Canada) is a professional ice hockey left wing. ... Ron niggerdick Hextall (born May 3, 1964 in Brandon, Manitoba) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender most often associated with the Philadelphia Flyers of the National Hockey League. ... David Shaw (born May 25, 1964 in St. ... Owen Liam Nolan (born February 12, 1972 in Belfast, Northern Ireland) is an Irish Canadian professional hockey player who is currently playing for the Phoenix Coyotes of the National Hockey League. ... Tahir Tie Domi (born November 1, 1969 in Windsor, Ontario) is a retired professional ice hockey player. ... Jimmy Mann (born April 17, 1959 in Montreal, Quebec) is a retired professional ice hockey player who played 293 games in the National Hockey League. ... Ruslan Salei (born November 2, 1974 in Minsk, Belarus) is a professional hockey defenseman. ... The references in this article would be clearer with a different and/or consistent style of citation, footnoting or external linking. ...


Expulsions

  • Billy Coutu, Boston Bruins, 1927, for assaulting referee Jerry Laflamme.

Hockey card with Billy Coutu Wilfrid Billy Arthur Coutu (b. ...

Attacks on officials

  • Billy Coutu, Boston Bruins, lifetime suspension, 1927, for attacking referee Jerry Laflamme and starting a Stanley Cup brawl.
  • Gordie Dwyer, Tampa Bay Lightning, 23 game suspension, 19 September 2000, after he abused officials and left the penalty box to fight in an exhibition game against the Washington Capitals.
  • Tom Lysiak, Chicago Blackhawks, 20 game suspension, October 1983, for intentionally tripping a linesman.
  • Maurice Richard, Montreal Canadiens, 15 game suspension (3 regular season, 12 playoff games), March 1955, for knocking down linesman Cliff Thompson during a fight with Boston's Hal Laycoe.
  • Andre Roy, Tampa Bay Lightning, 13 game suspension, April 2002, for leaving the penalty box and physically abusing an official while trying to start a fight with players in the New York Rangers penalty box.

Hockey card with Billy Coutu Wilfrid Billy Arthur Coutu (b. ... Gordie Dwyer (born January 25, 1978, Dalhousie, New Brunswick) is a Canadian ice hockey player currently playing with the Carolina Hurricanes as a left wing. ... Tom Lysiak (born April 22, 1953 in High Prairie, Alberta) is a former ice hockey player. ... Joseph-Henri-Maurice Rocket Richard PC, CC, OQ (August 4, 1921 – May 27, 2000) was a professional ice hockey player who played for the Montreal Canadiens from 1942 to 1960. ... Andre Roy (born February 8, 1975 in Port Chester, New York) is a professional ice hockey player who currently plays left wing for the National Hockey Leagues Pittsburgh Penguins. ...

See also

The Battle of the Hockey Enforcers was a sporting event held in Prince George, British Columbia, Canada, on August 29, 2005. ... This article is about condoned fighting in ice hockey. ...

References

  1. ^ McKinley, Michael: "Hockey: A People's History," pages 27-28. McClelland & Stewart, 2006.
  2. ^ McKinley, Michael: "Hockey: A People's History," page 27. McClelland & Stewart, 2006.
  3. ^ McKinley, Michael: "Hockey: A People's History," page 28. McClelland & Stewart, 2006.
  4. ^ CBC Sports 2004

External links

  • 10 Hockey Violence Lowlights, CBC Sports Online, 9 March 2004. http://www.cbc.ca/sports/columns/top10/hockey_lowlights.html
  • NHL Suspension List. Canadian Press. http://www.slam.canoe.ca/Slam040311/nhl_susp-cp.html
  • GoonBlog - Dedicated to hockey's thugs, goons and enforcers. http://www.goonblog.com
  • A brief history of stick violence. CBC. 6 October 2000. http://cbc.ca/cgi-bin/templates/sportsView.cgi?/news/2000/10/06/Sports/stickwork001006
  • History of criminal charges on ice. Canadian Press. 24 June 2004. http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/news_story.asp?id=88823

  Results from FactBites:
 
Ice hockey (3673 words)
Ice hockey, known simply as "hockey" in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice.
In eastern Canada there is a different belief, which is that ice hockey originated around 1800 in Windsor, Nova Scotia, where students at King's College School, adapted the exciting field game of Hurley to the ice of their favorite skating ponds and created a new winter game, Ice Hurley.
The Canadian Hockey League or CHL is a major Canadian junior (under 21) league, and is the parent group of the Ontario Hockey League, the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League and the Western Hockey League.
  More results at FactBites »

 
 

COMMENTARY     


Share your thoughts, questions and commentary here
Your name
Your comments

Want to know more?
Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 


Press Releases |  Feeds | Contact
The Wikipedia article included on this page is licensed under the GFDL.
Images may be subject to relevant owners' copyright.
All other elements are (c) copyright NationMaster.com 2003-5. All Rights Reserved.
Usage implies agreement with terms, 1022, m