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What A Bulldog: Glass-Shattering Checks Are The Best Checks Of All

Quite the brutal check by University of Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs player Mike Connelly on a University of North Dakota Fighting Sioux player during a December 30th game in Duluth’s brand-spanking new Amsoil Arena.The shattering of the glass momentarily delayed the game, but the Sioux ultimately won the game 5-0, spoiling the Bulldogs’ debut in their new digs, but Connelly’s check makes my thoughts turn to a YouTube favorite of mine – a check by beloved NHL goon Derek Boogaard from when he was in the minors:

Now that, my friends is an epic bit of the old on-ice ultraviolence that we love about the game of hockey.

[H/T Puck Daddy]