(NESN) - In hockey, emotions run high regardless of age. Sometimes, those emotions lead to arguing. Sometimes, they lead to some physical play. Sometimes, they lead to a 1-on-1 altercation. And yet other times, frustration amongst players gets so pent up that everyone decides to go to blows. That’s exactly what happened over the weekend at the World Hockey Invitational AAA tournament in Latvia. It was the first time the annual tournament — usually held in Chicago in November — expanded internationally, and judging by the chaos that ensued, it could be the last. Two U16 teams from Bauer Select and KHL club Lokomotiv played the first of their three round robin games on Friday. The third period eventually evolved into a slugfest after Lokomotiv took a 4-0 lead, and 56 penalty minutes were dished out in the contest’s final two seconds.
Disband the team! Blow the Bauer Selects right the fuck up. Lokomtivs just ran train all over that ass. Did you see the disparity of jerseys? Like 100 Commies out there and the Selects couldn’t even bother to get off the bench. Disgusting. No wonder they got their dicks kicked in 4-0. Absolutely zero heart. Fighting with full cages and gloves and kids are still strewn about the ice like they just stormed Normandy. Bench clearing brawls are the easiest thing there is. You’re wearing enough armor to make Lancelot look like he was in a Speedo. Get out there and just start windmilling the fuck out of your arms and hope to hit something. It’s really not that hard. But anything is sitting on the bench with a thumb up your ass and a goose egg on the scoreboard. Bombay never would have stood for that.