Stars from Elite Ice Hockey League sides the Fife Flyers and Glasgow’s Braehead Clan were involved in three big fights during Sunday’s clash.
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Video clips from the brawls were captured by the Edinburgh Capitals Supporters Club (@EdCapsSC) and posted to Twitter.
The Flyers and the Clan met for the first ever Elite Scottish Cup at Murrayfield Ice Rink, which the latter club won 3-1.
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Though technically illegal in the sport, fighting has been an accepted part of ice hockey for a century.
A brawl can only take place during a game if both players agree to it, however things have been known to get out of hand in the past.
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Ice hockey players known as enforcers, or “goons”, have long been a part of the sport.
They are put on the ice by coaches to protect more skilled players or to counter those who intentionally irritate the opposition – known as agitators or “pests”.
Referees will only step in when a player is at risk of being seriously hurt during a scrap.
In the NHL when the fight concludes players are sin-binned for five minutes.