It was a scene that plays out in many minor hockey leagues, where shots to the chin are as frequent as shots on goal: The Federal Hockey League’s Matt Puntureri of the Danville Dashers and Jesse Felton of the Dayton Demonz – the ‘Z’ is no doubt because they’re EXTREME – skating away from a faceoff to center ice, where the spotlight would fall on their fight.
They skated around. They removed equipment. But at the moment when fists would typically start flying, the complete opposite happened:
Puntureri hugged Felton.
Then he removed a can of beer from his pants, had a sip and flashed a peace sign at the benches.
“I don’t know what that was in his jersey, but he pulled it out and he drank it.” This might be our favorite play-by-play quote of the season.
Felton, who once gained notoriety for being one of 22 siblings, and Puntureri are career minor leaguers. Felton’s the more accomplished fighter of the two, while Puntureri was involved in a complicatedRead More »from Hockey fight ends with hug, beer toast, peace sign and no punches