Kyle Beach is in the news again. He been subject of controversy throughout his junior career.
This happened Wednesday night in the 7-5 victory for the Lethbridge Hurricanes.
This is one of the most unsportsmanlike things I have seen in a while. You don't need to show off on an open net goal. He had no defenseman there to get around. There's no style points in a goal. To take a Don Cherry phrase "Act like you've been there before."
I have no problem for the Medicine Hat Tigers going after him. They wanted to knock some sense into the kid. I look at this incident like the Terrell Owens incident when he stood on the "Star" when the 49er's played the Cowboys. It's disrespectful.
How about the color commentator with his homerism. He went past Jack Edwards' homerism (NESN's play by play announcer for the Boston Bruins). Yes throwing the stick is a penalty but after that it was all homerism.
I do have to say Matt McCue (27 Tigers) did go to far by fighting someone who wanted no part. Where were the Hurricanes coaches to make sure no one came off the bench? That's bad coaching. I know Dwight King (who was named the 1st star with 2 goals.) wanted to help his teammates but you should know not to leave the bench.
Andy Kemper had an interesting take on the situation. Regan Bartel also has some comments on the brawl.
The WHL handed down suspensions yesterday.
That's My Take
(Nathan also is a writer for Maineiacs Post to Post and the Maine Hockey Journal. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org)