It was quite the scandal last hockey season when Ottawa Senators fans through hamburgers onto the ice following victory by goalie Andrew “The Hamburgler” Hammond, and forward Curtis Lazar picked one up and ate it.
Quite the unparalleled moment of players and gametime cuisine colliding. That is, until a Friday night tilt between University of Virginia and Virginia Commonwealth when a cold beer got the winning goalie ejected.
UVA netminder Jake Anderson was flying high after two frames of shutout hockey, but perhaps he was a little bored with the offense in front of him doing all the work and keeping the puck at the other end of the ice.
So when a fan handed him a beer over the glass before the third frame started, he happily cracked it open. And then was promptly ejected from the game.
Now according to CBSSports, there doesn’t seem to be any collegiate hockey rule stating that a player can’t have a beer on the ice. But it apparently warranted a five-minute major penalty and a toss from the game.
It even rubbed his own club the wrong way, and it showed in the game recap that appeared on the UVA website.
This selfish act drew eerie parallels to the maturity of a middle schooler desperate for attention from his crush and led to a five minute major penalty to begin the third period, which Virginia killed off successfully. Tommy Graber finished the game in net and did so admirably, only allowing one goal in the final frame.
Whether or not Anderson’s actions were admirable, it was still pretty funny. It was probably still stands as a tally in his win column, since UVA domination VCU 10-1.
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