Although fisticuffs are relatively common in hockey, a true goalie fight is much harder to come by.
On Wednesday night, in an East Coast Hockey League game between the Cincinnati Cyclones and the Quad City Mallards, netminders Adam Vay and Michael Houser squared off in a center-ice affair that lasted just one punch.
According to Dave Lozo at Uproxx, Vay, of the Mallards, got into a skirmish with a Cyclones player after a hit, and Houser quickly joined the fun. Vay sent Houser to the ice with one swift jab.
Then, in a dazzling display of sportsmanship, Vay stopped throwing hands and checked to see if Houser was OK. He even tried to help him back to his feet.
Here’s how it went down: