Kukla's Korner Hockey
by George Malik on 12/27/13 at 03:57 AM ET
George here on the late shift, and the Red Wings fan in me can't resist posting this: Patrick Roy's son Frederick plays for the AHL's Rochester Americans, and his playing style is reminiscent of his father's despite his status as a 5'10," 170-pound instigating winger--he's chippy, scrappy and competitive, but he's also got a hair-trigger temper.
The Americans are taking part in the Spengler Cup, and en route to a 5-0 defeat to the Swiss League's HC Geneve-Servette on Thursday, and the QMI Agency found a lovely clip of Frederick losing it at the end of Thursday's game (it's in German)...
And the unnamed author delivered a superb context-setting explanation as to why he went ape:
With his team, the AHL’s Rochester Americans, on their way to a 5-0 loss after being frustrated late in the game, Roy was ejected as time expired after trying to fight Cody Almond of Switzerland’s Geneva-Servette.
Upon exiting the rink, Roy, the son of Colorado Avalanche coach Patrick Roy, yelled at the opposing bench and was visibly agitated while walking to the dressing room. He threw a stick and began kicking a coffee machine. He also insulted the Swiss cameraman who filmed his rampage in the bowels of the arena.
"Roy and his team lost and they were frustrated," Geneva-Servette assistant coach Louis Matte said following the game. "It happens in hockey."
There was no word on whether a suspension was forthcoming as fights are banned in European hockey.
In 22 games this season with the Americans, Roy has amassed three goals and 83 penalty minutes.
Update: Roy apologized on Twitter:
Roughly translated: "I please excuse me for the way I left the ice yesterday. My emotions took over and I learned my lesson ....."
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