Hockey Coach Ejected For Pretending To Be Blind (VIDEO)
Wenatchee Wild assistant coach Chris Clark stormed the ice during an NAHL game against the Kenai River Brown Bears to dispute the officiating, but instead of yelling, he pretended to be blind.
Dressed in a bow tie and sporting sunglasses, the assistant coach walked onto the ice using a hockey stick to imitate a walking stick as a means of commentating on the night’s officiating. The fans loved it — the officiating staff did not.
Clark paced around the rink like a blind man tapping his stick on the ice and got tossed from the game. At that point, the Wild (28-7-4 overall) had given up their second goal of the game to the Brown Bears while shorthanded.
The home team was understandably frustrated, but became considerably more upset after the bench received a misconduct immediately after scoring a game-tying goal with 11 minutes in the final period.
“I don’t know what he (the referee) could have heard from center ice with 3,500 screaming,” Clark said.
Reported by the Wenatchee World.
I thought Chris Clark was doing a Ray Charles impression. Where did he get the bowtie from? Does he normally wear a bowtie while coaching junior hockey? If so, we’ve got a whole new bag of issues to work through.
I like managers and coaches getting tossed as much as the next guy, but this video is out of control. I never thought I’d see the day where a coach mocks both referees and blind people in one fell swoop. But it just happened, and he didn’t hold back, he really sold it. We’re not talking a couple steps here, he literally walks around the ice…