The above video comes courtesy of Youtube user toms2352. During a game between the San Diego Gulls (orange) and the Toledo Cherokee (black) at a AAA tournament between 1999-born players, a Cherokee player viciously swings his stick at his opponent, before punching him in the head onto the ice. The video cuts out then.
It's pretty brutal. Per the uploader:
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Fortunately the player wears a slash guard and he was not seriously injured just bruised. That doesn't change the seriousness of the act. In response to other comments on here attempting to justify the action, there is a lot of contact that goes on in a game that refs do not catch. That shouldn't be an excuse to full bore attack someone with a stick as a weapon.... PERIOD!! That is assault no matter if you are in a hockey game or not.