Sometimes hockey players lose their cool on the ice and get into a fight with an opponent. The fights look spontaneous and unplanned, but there are many techniques and tricks that will help a player to be a better fighter. When a fight begins, the first thing to do is to drop your stick and gloves onto the ice. It is always better to punch with your bare fists so it hurts the opponent more. Also, it is easier to grab with your bare hands. Next, you must rip off the opponent’s helmet by grabbing the back of the helmet and pulling it toward yourself. Once you have the helmet off, the real rumble begins. From this point on in the scuffle, there are a few very successful techniques used by the best of the pros to win the fight. One very good way to win is to, first; punch the opponent in the stomach so he bends over toward you. Next, grab the bottom of the back side of his jersey and forcefully pull it over his head.
By pulling the jersey over the opposition’s head, you make it so he can’t see or move his arms very well. With the jersey over his head, you can finish the fight by throwing the punches that you throw the hardest to your opponent’s face and stomach. Another good technique is to grab the opponent’s collar of his jersey right below his chin with one hand and pull him foreword quickly. While you slam him forward, use your other hand to punch him in the face. This technique hurts the opponent the most because his momentum moving toward you makes the blow twice as hard as an ordinary punch. Continue to use this technique over and over until the fight is done. The opponent usually will not know where he is, so it will be a fairly easy fight. Along with the previous techniques, there are also a few tips that will help you out. First of all, avoid throwing your opponent on to the ice. When you do this, the referees can easily break up the brawl. Also, always keep your hands up to be able to block blows to the face and head area. Lastly, try not to pull the opponent’s hair. This is considered to be very cheap in a hockey fight. On a final note, by following all these tips and techniques, you will be a good fighter in hockey. When you do get into a fight, use these techniques along with your own style. It will be very pleasing to you and spectators if you have your own signature fighting style. Although these tips and tricks mentioned will help you to fight well, they do not always assure a painless victory. An opponent will sometimes sneak in a few lucky punches. Try to avoid getting hit in tender areas such as the nose and eyes by moving your head aside when an incoming fist comes. In closing, fight smart, and you will fight successfully.