SUN Hockey Pool

Oilers' resto fiasco case closed

KATIE SCHNEIDER, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 8:09 AM ET

The high-end Calgary restaurant accused of over serving alcohol to the Edmonton Oilers has been cleared of any liquor violations.

The Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission (AGLC) began investigating Osteria de Medici in Kensington after an anonymous tipster accused the restaurant of serving too much alcohol to the players New Year’s Eve.

Maurizio Terrigno, general manager of the restaurant, alleged the group of 45 Oilers players, their wives and girlfriends refused to pay the full amount of their bill following the party that night.

The investigation began after the complaint was made a couple days later, said Lynn Hutchings-Mah, spokeswoman with the AGLC.

“At the end of the day there was no evidence of overserving or liquor violations,” she said.

“The investigation is closed.”

The group had racked up a tab of nearly $17,000 in food and booze, and Terrigno alleged they only agreed to pay $12,381.45 after a bitter dispute.

It was reported the Oilers and the restaurant reached an agreement on the bill, but details on how the matter was settled were not available.


Videos

Photos