Junior hockey player nearly takes his own head off with his stick

The sports video of the year so far.


Ramon Ramirez

Internet Culture

Published Jan 13, 2015   Updated May 29, 2021, 6:49 pm CDT

The year is off to a bang with incredible, stand-alone, iconic sports moments: Joe Flacco’s pivotal fourth-quarter interception; the reversed pass interference call on Detroit Lions tight end Brandon Pettigrew; Dez Bryant’s catch in Green Bay; Kevin Garnett’s head butt.

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We can forget about all of that, because junior hockey player Mitchell Skiba, defenseman for the Alpena Flyers of the Midwest Junior Hockey League, almost decapitated himself with his own stick.

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While it won’t particularly soothe grieving Cowboys fans, it does distract with the nutritious sting of a Hershey’s square.

H/T Next Impulse Sports | Photo via Beau Marla/Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

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*First Published: Jan 13, 2015, 6:47 pm CST