Angry Farmington goalie intentionally scores own goal, flips off own team as he skates away [VIDEO]
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Talk about going out with a bang!
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Last night, during a Senior Night game, a senior goalie for Farmington High School expressed unhappiness over his playing time by scoring the game-tying goal in his own net with just over three minutes left in the game. He then flipped off his team (presumably, the coaches in particular) while skating off the ice.
Here's the can't-make-it-up footage:
Deadspin provides some context:
[Senior Austin Krause] has spent this season being demoted to backup, losing playing time to a sophomore. This was just Krause's ninth start in 23 games. According to a team manager... Krause had been planning to quit. He finally did so, spectacularly...Chaska, the team Farmington was playing, went on to score the go-ahead goal in the closing minutes and held on for a 3-2 victory.
Minnesota high school hockey blog Follow The Puck has been filling in some of the details, and it sounds like this goaltender controversy has really been tearing Farmington apart. Follow The Puck calls it "a season-long feud" involving the goalies and their families. I guess it had to boil over eventually--just not necessarily on the ice in a one-goal game. This is surely Krause's last high school game, and most likely the last non-beer-league start of his career. What a special Senior Night.
Even in Krause's wildest dreams, do you think his apparently premeditated F-U moment played out that perfectly?