Fighting in Hockey: Yay or Nay

Hockey is commonly known as the most popular sport in Canada. Hockey has had controversial moments in the past pertaining to violence but the most predominant in this day and age is hockey fights. Hockey is one of, if not the only sport which is not centered around fighting that “allows” fighting during the game. Hockey rules do of course punish fighting, but not nearly as severely as other sports do. The punishment for fighting in most major hockey leagues is a mere five minutes in the penalty box, with no other repercussions to the perpetrators or their teams.