The American and Canadian women's hockey teams do not like each other. Two months ago, after one of their matchups ended, they turned the rink into Thunderdome, wailing on each other with frantic bloodletting.
They met again last night in Grand Forks, ND, with similar results. U.S. coach Katey Stone felt a statement was made.
"I'm not a proponent of fighting in hockey, but I am a proponent of standing up for yourself," U.S. coach Katey Stone said. "We will not be pushed around."
And that should put an end to that, because if anything put an end to simmering hostility in hockey, it's fighting.