Rick Rypien Punches a Fan: The Five Best Hockey Player Vs. Fan Fights on YouTube
Rick Rypien vs. Minnesota Wild Fan
The Five Best Fan vs. Hockey Player Fights on YouTube
1. Fan Pours Beer on Player's Head
It takes some audacity to do something like this. If you pour a beer on a guys head who has Theo Fleury on his team, you better know you're going to get some cracked out nonsense ensuing. Best part is watching #38 scramble over the glass like a ballerina wielding those skates, which are about as jacknife that assistant coach and his epic 1980s jacket.
2. Junior A Fan Attacks
Instant classic: zero fans notable in the first rows. It's junior A hockey. I actually had a good friend who played for the Generals; they're f*cking crazy. They are always worried about suspensions. Best part about this is how fast the fan comes in. He had a huge running head start, perfectly time to go at the player. The preparation is perfection.
3. KHL Fan Hits Goalie
In case you're new to the KHL, let me break it down: hockey in Russia trying to beat the NHL. Yeah, it's laughable, but they have managed to steal some players over the years: Jagr, Zherdev (who is back). I would be scared as shit to play in the KHL, where teams are notorious about not even paying their players sometimes. To make it better, you're adorned with stickers from crazy companies who could be Russian oligarch controlled for that matter. All I can say about this fan who attacked the goalie is probably some hot agent chick named Svetlana seduced him then took him to sleep with the Russian anchovies?
4. Tie Domi Gets After Fan
Tie Domie is the man. End of story. Most crucial element here is how he feels the fan throw something on him, casually sips from the Gatorade bottle then jumps back at him. The guy leads the Maple Leafs Franchise in PIMs. Supposedly after this incident he said, “It was all in good fun and made it lively out there.”
5. AHL Hershey Bears v. Fan
My first AHL jersey? Hershey Bears. Besides that point, the AHL is the shit. My buddies and I have a “guy's night out” that centers around getting belligerently drunk and going to a Wolfpack (name changed to Connecticut Whale) v. Sound Tigers game in search of other equally drunk fans. Last year we ended up sitting with three girls who were “dating” dudes on the team. Did we Eiffel Tower them later? Who knows…just watch the scrum