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Acadie-Bathurst Titan’s Lucas Grundy gets match penalty, likely for hair-pulling during fight (VIDEO)

Neate Sager
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No touching of the hair isn't just an unwritten rule in hockey fighting, it can actually warrant an ejection for unsportsmanlike conduct.

The mane event during the Halifax Mooseheads' first home win of the season on Wednesday over the Acadie-Bathurst Titan came shortly after a borderline check from behind by Halifax defenceman Trey Lewis on the Titan's Dominic Beauchemin, a former teammate. Titan defenceman Lucas Grundy took exception to Lewis running his teammate and the two squared off. At about the 11-second mark, one can see that Grundy had a pretty heaping handful of Lewis's locks. Heat of the moment, eh.

As Jasper on The Simpsons might say, "Pullin' on someone's hair during fisticuffs ... ohhhh, you better believe that's a match penalty."

For most of hockey's history, this was never an issue until the fashionably shaggy 1970s, when Philadelphia Flyers goon Dave Schultz began employing it as a tactic. It's just not considered honourable or manly, plus it can ruin hours and hours of hair maintenance spent in front of the mirror.

Not cool. It is a safe bet this will be remembered the next time the Mooseheads and Titan square off.

Neate Sager is a writer for Yahoo! Canada Sports. Follow him on Twitter @neatebuzzthenet. Please address any questions, comments or concerns to btnblog@yahoo.ca.

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