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Sometimes junior hockey games go off the rails. You’ve seen NHL games get nasty, you’ve seen refs lose control of the game, but I assure you, neither compare to what happens at some junior games. The reffing is worse, there’s less pressure to act like a professional, and sometimes you end up with what you see above. I personally witnessed a coach shimmy across the glass to get at the other bench, another hurl a stick like a javelin into an opposing team, and a metal gate used as a weapon in a coach-on-coach fight. This stuff happens.

The not-so-politcally-correct video below takes place after Noah Nelson, captain of the Wenatchee Wild of the NAHL, had been ejected, causing assistant coach Chris Clark to lose his mind and get himself ejected too. This is how he reacted.

The joke, you see, is that the refs don’t see too good.

(S/t to CBS Eye on Hockey)