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Kids' postgame handshake erupts into brawl

Posted on: December 13, 2011 10:00 am

By Brian Stubits

Line brawls are always a hit in hockey, aren't they? Fans love fights, so how about five fights all at once? Maybe even 20 fights all at once after something like the postgame handshake?

If that's your sort of thing, consider this your lucky day. Because in Kazakhstan, two teams made up of 9-year-olds -- yes, only 9 years old -- decided to carry their hostilities to the postgame handshake.

For a little more context, here's the description of the video posted on YouTube.

This is my 9-year-old brother's team Kokshetau -- Burabay (green) fighting against the team from the capital city of Kazakhstan -- Astana (white). Even though team Astana won against Burabay 5:3, they started talking crap to their opponents during hand shakes; so the capitan of Burabay's team could not just let it go and started the fight.

Here's the result:

It's not exactly the brawl between two Turkish teams, but for a few fleeting moments it's pure chaos. Order is easily and quickly restored, however, when the adults threaten to take away the kids' postgame snacks.

Here's a quick geography tip on Kazakhstan: It's more than the home of Borat. Current NHLers Evgeni Nabokov and Nik Antropov call the country home, too.

H/t to Yardbarker

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Since: Jul 1, 2010
Posted on: December 13, 2011 11:12 am

Kids' postgame handshake erupts into brawl

Some future KHL greats out there.  To me, the most interesting part was the cheering from the stands you hear in the background.   I'm not sure if it's hilarious or disturbing.

Since: Jan 10, 2011
Posted on: December 13, 2011 10:24 am

Kids' postgame handshake erupts into brawl

That's the most adorable hockey fight I've ever seen.

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