I’ve always suspected that women in Idaho were a little bitter tougher than here in La La Land, but here’s your proof: The IDAHO MOUNTAIN EXPRESS reports that a woman was arrested and charged with assault after swinging and breaking her stick across the knee of an opponent.
Not impressed by her Marty McSorley impersonation? Let me fill you in on a few details:
The woman, identified by police as Georgia Hutchinson, is 52 and she apparently plays on a B+ Level team called The Flyers. And the player she attacked was guy. Yes, this is a coed league - a coed non-contact league - and Hutchinson decided to strike a blow for womankind, or at least for female hockey goons, by laying the lumber to some guy.
Sun Valley Assistant Police Chief Mike Crawford said that normally the police wouldn’t get involved, but darn it, this isn’t what old-time hockey is supposed to be all about:
“She broke her hockey stick over another hockey player’s leg,” Crawford said. “Normally we wouldn’t pursue something like this in a hockey game, but this was a coed, no-contact league. Our officer spoke to a lot of witnesses and they basically said this was way beyond hockey.
“She became angry, I guess, because she thought a player had tried to hit her with the puck.”
The police got involved after the alleged victim contacted them at the end of the game. Which I can understand - taking a hockey stick to the leg is assault, no matter who is on the business end of it. But isn’t calling the cops because you were beat up by a 52-year-old woman during a hockey game grounds for pulling this guy’s Man Card?
And in case you were wondering just how classy Hutchinson is, here’s another nugget: When she allegedly kneecapped her opponent, he was apparently lying on the ice. Also, Ole and Arn Anderson had handcuffed him to the ringpost. Wait, are we talking about a coed hockey league, or The Four Horsemen? Damn you, Ric Flair!