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Detroit Red Wings’ Joe Veleno Stomps on Opponent’s Leg During IIHF World Championship Game

During a second-round game against Switzerland in the IIHF World Championship, Detroit Red Wings center Joe Veleno made a dangerous move that shocked fans and players alike. In a battle for the puck on the boards, Veleno lifted his right leg and stomped down hard on the left leg of Nino Niederreiter, the Swiss team’s captain.

The incident was caught on camera and quickly went viral, with many expressing their outrage at Veleno’s actions. Even more shocking, officials at the time did not notice the stomp and Veleno was not penalized. Niederreiter was later penalized for retaliating against the blow, resulting in a power play for the Canadian team, who scored a goal on the resulting play to take a 1-0 lead.

Many NHL stars, including Evander Kane, spoke out against the incident, with Kane tweeting, “This is why fighting in Hockey is needed, it discourages ideas like this and helps police the game effectively. Disgusting play to watch.”

According to Sports Net, one of the major differences between NHL hockey and IIHF hockey is that the IIHF is much more strict on fighting than the NHL is. In international hockey, a person who participates in a fight is assessed a match penalty and then ejected from the contest.

The injury could have been much worse than it was, and both Veleno and Niederreiter are lucky that nothing more serious happened. Veleno has since been suspended for five games in the 2023 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship for violating IIHF rules on kicking.

What People Are Saying:

  • “It does not belong in our sport. You can’t do it. It’s too dangerous, the blades are extremely sharp. This doesn’t belong in hockey.” – Nino Niederreiter
  • “This is why fighting in Hockey is needed, it discourages ideas like this and helps police the game effectively. Disgusting play to watch.” – Evander Kane
  • “It’s lucky that it’s the shin guard and not at the back. Then the heel tendon comes off, because the skate blade is so sharp. I think that is really ugly.” – Mikael Renberg


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