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Bench-clearing brawl erupts in QMJHL playoff game

Apr 24, 2013, 11:13 PM EDT

The Blainville-Boisbriand Armada defeated the Baie-Comeau Drakkar by a score of 4-3 in Game 4 of their QMJHL playoff series Wednesday night, however the game was marred by a bench-clearing brawl at the end of the game.

Xavier Ouellet recorded the hat trick, including the game-winning goal, by the way. The series is now tied 2-2.

  1. muns09 - Apr 24, 2013 at 11:34 PM

    If only the guy with the horn got in a fight, mugged, and knocked out would this video be worthy of watching until the end. At least get a cow bell bro

    • no - Apr 25, 2013 at 12:29 AM

      literally came on just to say that. thanks for saving me the trouble

  2. sjsharks66 - Apr 24, 2013 at 11:39 PM

    2 separate goalie fights in one game! Does it get any better then that??

  3. esracerx46 - Apr 24, 2013 at 11:55 PM

    Surprised this didn’t involve the Remparts….you know Patrick Roy’s team.

  4. thehighcountrybear - Apr 24, 2013 at 11:59 PM

    What an obscenity…it didn’t sound the crowd was overly impressed? I suppose it plays to the baser instincts of the puerile mind?

    If this was in Quebec you may hear from Johnny Law sooner then later…

    • stakex - Apr 25, 2013 at 1:13 AM

      Obscenity? Its hockey…. and this was a (rather large) hockey fight. These things happen. If you are offended by them, you can always watch golf. There is no fighting in golf, so that might be more to your liking.

      Also, I think the reason the crowd was booing is because the away team started the fight after the game was over. They most certainly enjoyed the home team goalie giving out a beatdown though.

      • valoisjoeybfeld69 - Apr 25, 2013 at 8:19 AM

        Yep! That’s hockey alright, and that’s what we teach kids the moment they lace on the skates. Right stakex? It so hockey that bench clearing brawls happen just about every game. Oh! Wait! Wasn’t that the 70s?

    • hockeyflow33 - Apr 25, 2013 at 11:55 AM

      Never seen a junior game before huh?

  5. thehighcountrybear - Apr 25, 2013 at 5:24 AM

    No stakex, that is not hockey…it is a primitive and criminal debasement of an otherwise beautiful game! And these things happen only because people in control permit them to happen!

    Tell me, what excuses those players from the same responsibility for lawful conduct to which we are all held in our daily lives? Would those players enjoy freedom from legal sanction if they stepped outside the boards and behaved in the same manner on the streets?

    I catch a lot of Calgary Hitmen games, and they are attended for the most part by young people and families with even younger children.

    Having young impressionable people subjected to the spectacle of violent brawling fights at publicly held events including hockey games warrants attention from the authorities with charges being laid, period! It’s not on, not anymore!

    Even if the game had not been over, the laws and mores of civilized society must prevail or the insidious creeping anarchy enveloping our contemporary world will prevail. While anarchy has had its purpose in righting social wrong through the ages, anarchy in a rich, bloated and smug society is beyond contempt…

    We live in a world where we are appalled by daily carnage through terrorism, mass murder in schools and homes and reckless drive-by shootings with innocent children invariably the victims…

    We have drunken out of control youth embarrassing us before the world in post Stanley Cup rioting and more recently the habitual drunken and boorish spectacle of our country’s idiot spawn at baseball games…

    All this the product of a complete lack of controlling systems that formerly prevailed, our acceptance and affirmation of extreme violence in television, in movies and in video games, and the refusal of much of our contemporary youth to to achieve anything of consequence beyond a seemingly endless need for self-gratification. This found even at something as ordinary as a hockey game?

    Now do something original for once: rather than coming-up with the hackneyed ‘its hockey…these things happen…if you are offended, you can always watch golf,’ try lending a critical eye to the event, try examining violence in context of current world affairs, and try understanding you are inheriting a deeply troubled world that needs people speaking out against all violence!

    Try seeing the world through the eyes of an adult…

    • jernster21 - Apr 25, 2013 at 8:37 AM

      Did blomfeld hack your account?

      • hockeyflow33 - Apr 25, 2013 at 11:56 AM

        No its the same guy along with his 7 other usernames

    • prideonice - Apr 25, 2013 at 9:47 AM

      I’m confused, because every time there’s a dirty hit in the NHL, immediately there is a comment from this guy defending the play. There’s another long, rambling post from him joking about the Brown elbow on Pominville. Loves dirty hits, horribly offended by a brawl? Come on man….

    • withseidelinn - Apr 25, 2013 at 9:52 AM

      You shouldn’t have to write a short novel on a hockey blog to get your point across.

    • mathieug79 - Apr 25, 2013 at 11:23 AM

      @thehighcountrybear….I love Figure skating too!!

    • nhloon - Apr 25, 2013 at 1:39 PM

      So what level of hockey have you competed at ? Take your pink hat view to the women’s league. Where fighting is not permitted, you clown.

      Fighting is part of the game at the amatuer and professional levels, you “civilized” clown.

      • hockeyflow33 - Apr 25, 2013 at 4:48 PM

        Lord knows it happens in beer leagues

  6. brotherlove2012 - Apr 25, 2013 at 7:31 AM

    You’re absolutely right, I don’t mind a fight once in a while and hard body checks but these things are despicable and totally stupid. There are no arguments that would convince me otherwise.

  7. jacketsfan7 - Apr 25, 2013 at 8:01 AM

    I’m sorry I enjoy a good fight and rivalry but this Does not represent our sport that we love , where’s the respect? I appreciate some spice to a series but this? I just hate

  8. crusty14 - Apr 25, 2013 at 8:06 AM

    Highcountrybear, no one reads your posts because they are too damn long! Make your point and move on for gods sake!

  9. dasportsninja - Apr 25, 2013 at 9:49 AM


    Many Sports involve actions that would be deemed arrestable offenses if they were done in public. If GSP beat you down like he did to Nick Diaz he would probably be deserving a medal, but also go to jail for assault. With that in mind- hockey allows fighting. They give players a 5 minute penalty.

    If it was not part of the game-like it is not in other sports, the players would receive much harsher penalties. Like in womans figure skating, if 2 contestant start to through down, it is rummored that they would receive a “stiff” penalty, givin by yours truely.

    Those players are not criminals. This was an extreme example of fighting in hockey.

    Until the powers that be ban fighting, it will happen. From the staged pre face-off goon on goon NHL standard, to the bench clearing passionate brawl, fighting will continue.

    I for one enjoy the occasional scrap. Go back to watching the Nucks get beat up by the Bruins.

  10. jeffchadwick - Apr 25, 2013 at 10:30 AM

    That was a lot more ice dancing than actual brawling.

  11. scoocha - Apr 25, 2013 at 11:55 AM

    Good points for why the sport will never be viewed as legitimate. Could you imagine LeBron James hitting a game-winning 3 pointer and then a guy punching him in the face afterwards? That player would be suspended for life.

    • hockeyflow33 - Apr 25, 2013 at 11:57 AM

      No because based off all visual evidence, basketball players are incapable of throwing a legitimate punch

      • scoocha - Apr 25, 2013 at 12:07 PM

        Not the point of the comment. I hate the NBA. Take a look at my point not the sport. Fighting in sports is dumb. One team loses a game, so they fight the other team? Olympic hockey is awesome.

      • hockeyflow33 - Apr 25, 2013 at 4:40 PM

        We get it, you don’t like hockey. Move on and troll somewhere else then.

      • scoocha - Apr 26, 2013 at 12:57 PM

        Dude, I like it. I just don’t think the fighting is in its best interest. It’s holding it down from the masses.

      • hockeyflow33 - Apr 26, 2013 at 8:57 PM

        Well it’s not like MMA is one of the fastest growing sports out there……oh wait, that is solely fighting.

  12. cameltoews - Apr 25, 2013 at 1:48 PM

    I love how he tries to use the biggest words possible to make his point sound even better. You just sound like an arrogant a$$hole. Despite all that, I do agree that these bench clearing brawls when the game is over does not need to happen.

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