Once again the Idaho Junior Steelhead hockey team is on thin ice with Boise City Parks for flashing more than their skate blades. One stupid pucker has ruined it for the entire team.
The folks at the City-owned Ice World took exception when one of the players “mooned” a teammate in a public lobby. There were no little girls present this time, but an Ice World staffer saw it and officials decided the pattern of hockey players exposing themselves warranted at least a two week ban from using the city facility for practice.
In October of 2009 the entire team engaged in a team building exercise called “strip hockey” which required players to remove an article of clothing if they missed a goal during practice. A mother and her young daughter complained they shouldn’t be exposed to the Chippendale-type show. That action put the team in the penalty box for a couple of weeks.
The GUARDIAN sought the security video at the time, the city balked (claiming a national security reason) and we sued them successfully in court. Ironically the video was of such poor quality we didn’t even post it. This time the posing pucker was not captured on tape.
Doug Holloway, of Boise Parks told the GUARDIAN that in addition to the two week team ban from using the ice, the offending pucker had to write a letter of apology and do 10 hours of slave labor (“community service”) at Ice World.
The team was also ordered to come up with a code of conduct that presumably would include keeping their pants up whenever they had a stick in their hands. A code of conduct for these puckers would be akin to charm school for cage fighters.
If the player was so eager to show his teammate what he was made of, he should have waited a few minutes and the boys could have showered together in the locker room.
EDITOR NOTE–This incident brings to mind the “midnight run” a couple of staffers made to Burger King aboard Zamboni machines a few years ago.
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