Feb 14, 2013 at 8:53 am
FARMINGTON, Minn. (AP) A Minnesota high school hockey goalie, apparently upset with his playing time, is no longer on the team after intentionally scoring for the opponent and then flipping an obscene gesture at his team bench.
The act of defiance, recorded by a schoolmate and posted online, has gotten tens of thousands of hits on You Tube since it was posted Tuesday.
Farmington High School senior goaltender Austin Krause slid the puck in his own team's net Tuesday night to tie the game, which Chaska went on to win 3-2. The 13-second video then shows Krause removing his hockey glove, pointing his middle finger at his team's bench and skating off the ice.
Krause was apparently angry with his coaches over his playing time. A school district spokesman says Krause is off the team.