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Women's Hockey Teams in Massive Brawl, Set Penalty Minutes Record (Video)

The Bemidji State and Ohio State women's hockey teams exploded into a huge brawl on Friday immediately after their WCHA game.

The massive fight drew 303 penalty minutes and 19 game disqualifications, which are both NCAA records for any division or gender (video below).

According to CBS Sports, the previous record was 268 minutes between Boston University and Maine in a men's hockey game in 2004, and the previous women's record was 83 minutes.

Right before the fight, the game was won by Bemidji State 3-2.

Ohio State's coach Nate Handrahan seemed as shocked as everyone else after the game, notes (video below).

“I don’t really know what happened, to be quite honest,” Handrahan said. “All I know is there were players taking liberties with our players. There was some chippiness throughout the course of the game."

“I’ve got to believe that our players, and as a staff, as a program, we’re not happy with teams celebrating on our ice surface and going off the ice yipping and hooting and hollering," added Handrahan. "What happened at the end of the game doesn’t happen often in women’s hockey."

“But I can tell you this: We’re happy to at least see our girls show some fight and some spirit. Outside of that, I think hockey in general is trying to get that stuff out of the game. We have our own issues to deal with.”

There was a rematch between the two teams on Saturday, which only featured six forwards and four on defense for each side. The game went into overtime after a 2-2 tie, but Bemidji State won in a shootout 1-0.

Sources: and CBS Sports


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