Vicious High School Hockey Hit Takes Player Off His Skates

By Stephen Douglas

High school hockey can be brutal. This comes from a game between Lincoln and West Salem (Oregon?) when a defenseman meets a skater with the puck and his head down. The announcer screams that this is a legal hit, but it looked just a tad bit high. I’m willing to bet that Brendan Shanahan would disagree.

Update: According to Prep Rally, this took place in Wisconsin.

"Wisconsin Rapids Lincoln junior defenseman Grant Scharmer lines up this vicious check opposite incoming West Salem (Wis.) sophomore forward Zach Pierce, whose helmet appears focused on the puck."

Apparently, Pierce shook it off because he recorded an assist later in the game.

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