Apr 15, 2012, 10:21 AM EDT
It’s not strange to see hockey players fight during the game but have you ever seen two players throw down before the game had officially begun?
Two minor league hockey players decided to pull that feat off during a playoff game last week.
The incident occurred before game four of the Continental Hockey League playoff series between the Allen Americans and the Texas Brahmas.
Americans left winger Brett Clouthier got into it with Brahmas defenseman Ryan Hand as they were set to take the ceremonial puck drop at center ice:
Both received unsportsmanlike misconduct penalties and caused a bizarre sight on the stat sheet as both were booked before the game even began.
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