Saw this video today and I cannot believe it. What was this kid thinking? Is this what temporary insanity looks like? I keep watching it wondering what was going through his mind. This video is terrible and the wild part is that it could’ve been worse. The second chop JUST misses the kids neck. Our boy @jaychen201 did some research and sent me the article.
Reggie Hall, the President of TAHA, sent WFAA a statement on Tuesday night. That statement is in full below.
“The Texas Amateur Hockey Association and USA Hockey have worked diligently to make our sport safe and enjoyable for amateur hockey players of all ages. This collective effort has been instrumental in the record growth in our Affiliate over the past six years. We are disturbed by the actions seen on the video from this weekend’s high school game and have taken immediate steps to suspend the offending player indefinitely pending a disciplinary hearing in January. These actions are not part of our game and have no place in our sport. Such acts are extremely rare and not representative of the players and families that participate in the thousands of games we oversee each and every season.”
I’ll do the honors of making a decision for them. Suspend this kid for life. This isn’t an overreaction, this is the removal of someone who clearly does the hockey community no good. I’m good with physicality in hockey but this is a scumbag move of all scumbag moves. I can’t imagine what my parents would do to me if I ever did ANYTHING like that in life. I’m not a big advocate of getting police involved (ie. Chara, Pacioretty) but that deserves more punishment than just a USA hockey ban. What do you guys think?