Unhappy with this ice time this season, Austin Krause, a senior goaltender for Farmington High School, decided to send a message.
Trailing Chaska High School 2-1 on Tuesday with three minutes left in the game, Krause, as can be seen in the attached video, handled the puck and slipped it into his own net before flipping off the coaches, saluting the crowd and skating off the ice.
Krause was upset that he was forced to ride the pine this season in favour of sophomore teammate Gage Overby and decided before the game he would let everyone in the rink know about it.
Krause explained himself after the game on his Facebook page, according to the Farmington Independent.
Krause wrote: They played this sophomore goalie for the starter, he was terrible, I would try and talk to the coaches about this and tell them I want playing time but they never really listen to me or gave me a chance to show them that I'm a better goalie but still wouldn't trust me so I had it it with I asked a few of my players if they care if I did it and they didn't care they thought it would be funny so at the third period they dumped it in I stopped it put in my net started to skate off then flicked the coaches not the team the coaches then I saluted them then got off My hockey season is over. I did it for myself
To add insult to injury for Farmington, Chaska ended up winning the game 3-2.
Chaska assistant coach Sean Bloomfield summarized the awkward finish after the game via Twitter.
Interesting game.. Hard fought both sides too bad it had to come to that, he wrote.