VIDEO: 15 years ago today...the most infamous fight in UK ice hockey history as Sheffield Steelers and Nottingham Panthers brawled
The Nottingham Panthers and the Sheffield Steelers have a love-hate relationship '“ they love to hate each other.
And their clashes have often spilled over into bouts of fisticuffs.
But this game, 15 years ago today, is one that will never be forgotten.
An altercation involving Sheffield’s Denis Vial and Nottingham’s Greg Hadden sparked a brawl in the second period, with both benches clearing and fights breaking out all over the ice.
Eight players were thrown out of the game, along with both coaches.
Panthers won the game 6-4, after a 45 minute delay for both sides to cool down.