Watch junior hockey coach Eric Veilleux’s stick-throwing meltdown


Instead of taking his toys -- in this case, the sticks -- and going home, an unhappy hockey coach decided to throw the sticks.

Six of them, in fact.

Junior coach Eric Veilleux melted down the other day after an official explained a call to him at the bench and skated away. Veilleux is in charge of molding the minds of the impressionable youth at Baie-Comeau Drakkar, a team in the Quebec Major Junior League.

He threw the six sticks, yelled and gestured, and thankfully, nothing else landed on the ice. He was later suspended for two games and fined $1,000.


The Big Lead posted video of the meltdown. Here is another offering, above, from the French-language TV network RDS (via the uploadedcancon), lending another comic view.

Kings prospect power forward Valentin Zykov, who was drafted in the second round (37th overall) in June, plays for Baie-Comeau Drakkar.

The team was the subject of an award-winning Canadian documentary, “Junior”, in 2008.

Sounds like it might be time for a sequel.


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