After playing hockey for 13 years, at levels of Highschool Varsity, Midget AAA, etc. I figured I had seen my fair share of peopel who took the game way too seriously. Guys who started fights when not even remotely necessary, people who played meaningless games like it was game seven of the cup finals. Nothing however that I have seen compared to my most recent experience in Deck hockey, aka ball hockey to most. Our game pitted the top team in the league (us) posting a 6-1-1 record, the only loss coming when we had 4 guys...only one of which was any good, and the team who won the league title last season. Now our team is comprised of guys who are either 17 or 18. The team we played featured guys mostly in their late 20s to 30s, all of which were big guys. The smallest was probably 5'10 and a solid 200 lbs. The teams forte was that they are more physical then most and beat teams that way. Although we never played them, I couldnt imagine the team being too ridiculous, but boy was I wrong. The first glimpse at the teams absurd behavior came when our goalie froze the ball. Despite numerous whistles, a player nicknamed 'Gorilla', who stood 6'5 340 lbs (no skill just big) hacked away relentlessly at the ball. My friend came flying in from the side and managed to push him out of the way, as most defenseman do when a player is simply going to town on their goalie. This immense man turned around, literally ready to kill my friend, despite the fact that my buddy stands 5'7 and weighs about 140 soaking wet. After a tense moment...one when I personally thought this player was going to inhale my friend, everyone settled down and the game continued. While we tried to play on, the opposing team continued their unnecessarily rough play, throwing our players on the ground, into the boards, and often emphatically yelling afterward, despite the fact that they were all twice our age and 4 times our size. In the end, we won, 3-0, although the score can be somewhat inflated considering we scored all of those golas in the last 2 and a half minutes. Basically I'm just wondering if you guys had any similar experiences with guys who just won't give it up.