Last night I went to a friend's game(there was no televised games, haha). The opponents only had 5 players and a goalie. The score got out of hand and I'm sure they were frustrated. Anyway with 6 min to play their guy was rushing to the net, got tangled up with our player, and slashed him in the mid-section as he was falling. There was a scuffle behind the net and I thought the situation would diffuse. All of sudden our boy starts pummeling the face of a guy that had fallen behind the net, it was brutal. Then a second fight breaks out. The two are both down quick so the one guy is cranking punches to this players ribs and back, it looked like a MMA fight! Sadly unlike the pros these refs did not jump in to break it up. The whole thing was sickening, I'm sorry. What are you trying to prove? I thought it was shameful, grown men at an empty rink in the middle of nowhere on a Wednesday night having a bloody fistfight. So stupid and uncalled for. The strange thing was that (almost)everybody shook hands as they were exiting. Weird. The game was called off and the 4 players who fought got 2 game suspensions. Next time they will be done for the season. In another league I know you are banned for even 1 fight. Is this a more common punishment for fighting? Sorry for the essay here, just wanted to vent and hear others view of the topic.