When you’re watching a hockey game, it’s usually only a matter of time before the gloves come off and a couple of players start to duke it out on the ice.
Yet at a charity event benefiting children’s cancer research in Quebec, Canada, a couple of hockey bros shocked the crowd with a highly unusual end to the beginning of a fight. In a viral video shared by The Bleacher Report we get a glimpse of true sportsmanship mixed with a healthy dose of showmanship.
The two players are clearly on opposing teams, but let’s face it — when you’re playing for charity you’re all on the same side! Perhaps that’s why the two confront each other on the ice and begin to circle one another menacingly, seeming to all who are watching as if they’re about to start throwing punches left and right. But then they suddenly stop fighting and start dancing!
The crowd starts laughing as the two burly players start to skate around the ice in a lovely dance, with one player even twirling the other one around daintily. They’re so graceful that for a moment you forget that a minute ago they looked like they wanted to throttle each other!
The crowd can be heard laughing and cheering as the two players wrap up their dancing and drift apart with a wistful wave of their gloved hands.
Some hockey fans online were irked by the non-aggressive version of their favorite sport, but even the most die-hard fans had to admit that they got a good laugh out of this unexpected turn of events. It just goes to show that you never know what you’re going to get when live entertainment is involved!
Watch these two players perform an impromptu dance on ice in the video below, and don’t forget to share.
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