Why is this still happening? Though the league is not run through the school system, the game was attended by many students AND parents. Who the hell are these people who sit there and let their kids act this way? Video in link is sexually explicit.
The corrosive nature of hockey culture has been exposed throughout the past year, and it’s no different at the high school level, unfortunately.
During a Thursday game between Pittsburgh-area Armstrong High School and Mars Hockey Club, a number of Armstrong students participated in sexually explicit chants directed at a female goaltender on the Mars team, leaving the unnamed goaltender in tears.
As a subsequent result of the chants, all Armstrong students have been banned from attending hockey games, while the students who allegedly participated in the chants may face further disciplinary action.
“In my mind, this should’ve been stopped immediately by anyone that was there who has any moral value at all. I’m disgusted by it. … There were a lot of people there who could’ve handled this differently,” Armstrong principal Kirk Lorigan said via Mike White of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Mars head coach Steve Meyers said the player that was targeted is the only goaltender on the roster, while noting that she has been the starter for all of the team’s five games this season.
Among many other things so wrong with the students' chants is poor sportsmanship. It was clearly done to unsettled female goalie.
Armstrong high school (AHS) should be barred from playing in any hockey games during the rest of the season and next season. It may be unfair to the AHS hockey team but too many AHS students were chanting. The video does make it appear the chanting was loud enough for the AHS hockey players to hear it and they could have asked for a time out to address the crowd to stop it.