When I was in high school hockey, I was backchecking an opponent as he skated toward our goal. I was tapping on his skates and legs, trying to get to his stick and get the puck loose. He suddenly wound up for a slapshot and the blade of his stick almost took my eye out.
All I got was a scar and a story. Michael Del Zotto of the Flyers has a much better scar and story after he took a skate cut in the neck on NYE. Fair warning: It’s graphic.