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Player viciously attacked during a brawl on Friday night.

Player punched repeatedly while down.

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There was a brief brawl in the American Hockey League this evening but it was one that featured a vicious attack on a player. 

The San Diego Gulls were facing off against the Texas Stars when all hell broke loose in the dying seconds of the game's very first period. 

Both teams engaged in a brief brawl but the moment that really stands out is a vicious attack from Gulls player Sut Bickel on Stars player Justin Dowling.

With Downling down on the ice clearly not defending himself Bickel rained punches down on the side of his head prompting a reaction of disgust from the broadcast.

Here's a look at the violent incident.