I work at my local rink for an NHL'ers dad who will be unnamed lol...anyways, he convinced mt to join this saturday night league, so i went out last night just for it to be a gongshow, wore a half vise, whatever right? im a finesse player, i'll work in the corners, but depending on the circumstance i'll lose my temper maybe once a year. last year i was playin with kids my own age, so i was agitating a little more, mainly cuz i wasn't getting the shifts or the pucks i wanted. last night, some guy two handed me in the face in the corner in a COMPETETIVE rec league. in retaliation, i threw the DIRTIEST elbow i think anyone possibly could (ala pavel bure againt the stars back in 93 or 94 search for the clip). the guy was like 30 years old, twice my size, threatening to kill me. meanwhile, im bleeding profusely from my forehead. i seriously could not believe this garbage. i'm not a fan of wearing birdcages, but in this league you cant' go without. guys are SWINGING there sticks at your head. I was scared of the guy, not scared of a dirty slash, a high stick, or a hard hit or w/e but i was scared the guy would run me from behind or bertuzzi me. instead, one of his other teamates two handed me in the face with his stick which hit my visor...all with 2 minutes left in the game. anyone have some similar horror stories of the busch leagues here? this league is all trailor trash, guys who live for it...our team is pretty laid back just a buncha good guys who can play some puck...it was like linin up in miracle against the russians against these guys, they had the dirtiest setup and knew what they were doing like a real team...it was ridiculous.