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Gloves Come Off and Women’s Hockey Gets Dirty In Sochi (PHOTOS)

Hockey fights are notoriously brutal, and it’s no different when women take the ice. In less than a week of play, the women’s hockey teams at Sochi have already racked up their fair share of violence.

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What the Puck?

Hockey fights are notoriously brutal, and it's no different when women take the ice. In less than a week of play, the women's hockey teams at Sochi have already racked up their fair share of violence. Here, Canada's Catherine Ward (R) went for a mean hit against USA's Hilary Knight during the first period of their preliminary round game. USA's Kelli Stack skated by, clearly unphased.

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Canada vs. Finland

Canada's Meghan Agosta-Marciano slams into Finland's Susanna Tapani during the third period of their game and appears to keep skating over her body. The Great White North ultimately got the win, 3-0.

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Switzerland vs. Finland

Switzerand's Laura Benz checks Finland's Saija Tarkki into the boards during the Women's Ice Hockey Preliminary Round game and sends her flying to the ice.

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Switzerland vs. Finland

Finland's Emma Terho completely body checks Switzerland's Romy Eggimann during the first period of their women's preliminary round hockey game.

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Canada vs. USA

USA's Monique Lamoureux goes for a hard hit against Canada's Melodie Daoust, as they collide during their preliminary round game.

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Russia vs. Germany

Russia's Inna Dyubanok slams into Germany's Lisa Christine Schuster during the second period of their women's ice hockey game. The collision pays off as  teammate Svetlana Tkachyova grabs the puck. Unsurprisingly, Russsia ultimately dominated the game 4-1.

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Switzerland vs. USA

Team USA's Jocelyne Lamoureux and Switzerland's Sandra Thalmann battle for the puck. Lamourex and the United States ultimately put up the much, much better fight, winnning 9-0.

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Switzerland vs. Finland

Once again, Switzerland's Laura Benz shows some major ferocity on the ice. She fights hard for the puck and looks like she's about to kick Finland's Michelle Karvinen in the gut during their match. Finland was ultimately the victor in a close 4-3.