Pennsylvania high school students kicked out of hockey game after vulgar taunts at goaltender: reports
An entire section of students at a Pennsylvania high school were banned from attending hockey games after assaulting the opposing team’s female goalie.
The incident occurred during a game between Armstrong High School in Kittanning and Mars High School last month. Armstrong fans were heard in a video making vulgar and sexist remarks towards the Mars team goaltender, according to CBS Pittsburgh.
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As a result, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported Monday that all Armstrong students have been banned from attending school hockey games in the future. Mars coach Steve Meyers told the newspaper the chants left the goalie, who was the starter for all five games this season, in tears.
“We are continuing to investigate as there were several children there and we are still trying to identify them and find out who was behind this,” Armstrong manager Kirk Lorigan told The Post-Gazette. “It is certainly an unfortunate and embarrassing situation. Armstrong High School needs to identify these students and a decision will be made as to the consequences.
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“In my mind, it should have been stopped immediately by anyone who was there that has any moral standing. It turns me off.… There were a lot of people out there who could have handled it differently.”
Lorigan also apologized to the students of Mars.
Meyers said the female goalie played in college and JV and had played young women in the league before and nothing like what happened two weeks before had happened. product.
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The Pennsylvania Interscholastic Hockey League is the governing body of high school hockey in the state, but is not sponsored by the Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic League or the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association, and school workers are not at games like they would be in a basketball. or football, but that could change after this incident.