It’s never fun to be on the receiving end of an elbow.  It’s even less fun to be on the receiving end of a baseball-swing style attack as retaliation.  Watch the play unfold along the far boards.

A little background via The Big Lead:

The boys Nike Bauer World Hockey Invitational took place in Chicago earlier this month. [This happened] during a game between the San Diego Jr Gulls and Toledo Cherokee in the 1999s AAA division.  

The Gulls player, miraculously, was not injured on the play.  According to Deadspin, the Cherokee player is reportedly facing a hearing before USA Hockey.  The Gulls went on to win the game 3-0 and made it all the way to the tournament’s championship game.

(stick-tap to The Big Lead with an assist to Deadspin)