What's buzzing:

Buzzing The Net

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

Neate Sager
Buzzing The Net

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.

View Comments (0)
  • Anibal Sanchez dominates Blue Jays, but Tigers lose Miguel Cabrera to injury

    Anibal Sanchez dominates Blue Jays, but Tigers lose Miguel Cabrera to injury

    A good news, bad news night for the Tigers kicks off our daily recap. … More »

    Big League Stew - 1 hour 28 minutes ago
  • Pakistan struggle after Shah claims five wickets

    (Reuters) - Pakistan suffered a top order collapse to reach lunch on 45 for three after leg-spinner Yasir Shah had claimed his third five-wicket haul of the series on the second day of the third and final test against Sri Lanka on Saturday. … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 30 minutes ago
  • Pennington's sac fly in 10th wins it for Diamondbacks, 4-3

    Pennington's sac fly in 10th wins it for Diamondbacks, 4-3

    Cliff Pennington added to his list of walkoff RBIs. Pennington's sacrifice fly to deep left field in the 10th inning drove in Welington Castillo from third base and lifted the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 4-3 victory over the Colorado Rockies on … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 41 minutes ago
  • Sanchez loses no-hitter, Cabrera to DL?

    Sanchez loses no-hitter, Cabrera to DL?

    Miguel Cabrera's calf injury overshadowed Anibal Sanchez's no-hit bid for the Detroit Tigers. Miguel Cabrera left Friday night's 8-6 win over the Toronto Blue Jays in the fourth inning when he got hurt while breaking for second base on an attempted … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 47 minutes ago
  • Mears' first MLS goal lifts Sounders 1-0

    For Tyrone Mears, it was just a hunch. Mears scored in the 88th minute Friday night for his first MLS goal as the Sounders beat short-handed D.C. United, 1-0. Mears, a defender playing his first season in the league after joining the Sounders from … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 53 minutes ago