The time Craig Berube sucker punched Jeremy Roenick: Watch the punch that started it a decade earlier

The time Craig Berube sucker punched Jeremy Roenick: Watch the punch that started it a decade earlier
April 22, 2014, 2:08 pm
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Jeremy Roenick told a pretty wild tale on 94 WIP yesterday about how calculated hockey feuds can be. And just how patient a hockey goon can be in exacting his revenge.

The story goes back more than a decade when Roenick was playing for the Flyers and the Chief was hired as a player-coach of sorts for the Phantoms.

Broad Street Hockey has the full transcript of the interview (audio). It started when Roenick was a star in Chicago and got a pretty good cheap shot in on Berube. It took almost a decade for the Chief to get his revenge:

For two or three years, every time we played the Flyers, every time I would jump on the ice, Craig would stand up on the bench and start yelling at one of his players to get off the ice because he wanted to get on the ice to chase me around. He would jump on the ice and chase me around and I would skate to the bench, and he would skate right to the bench and say "JR, I'm gonna f'n catch you, I'm gonna beat the tar out of you, I'm gonna get you one of these days." He did it for like two or three years.

So fast forward to when I'm in Philly and they hire Chief to a minor league contract where he's gonna be player/coach. And the Phantoms locker room and the Flyers locker room, they're connected together. Chief obviously feels very comfortable because he's been part of the organization for a long time.

So he comes into the Flyers locker room where I'm getting ready and was just hangin out in the locker room and I go "Hey, Chief, what's goin' on?" and he goes "Hey JR, what's goin on-- BOOM." Just slugs me. Just cracks me. And I kinda went down on one knee and I get up and he goes "I told ya I'd get ya."

And believe it or not, we played golf later that day. With me, Boosh, Tocc and Chief.

The whole story both amazing and scary as hell at the same time. I wonder who won at golf.

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