Own-goals happen in hockey, but it's not every day that you see a goalie intentionally score on his own net, flip off his teammates and then leave the ice. That's exactly what happened in a Minnesota high school game last night.
As the Western College Hockey Blog explains, Farmington (Minn.) led Chaska 2-1 with 3 minutes to play when Farmington senior goalie Austin Krause retrieved a puck from behind his net and nonchalantly guided it into the Farmington goal. Krause then turned to his bench, flipped the bird and offered an emphatic Senior Night salute before leaving the rink.
Thanks, in part, to Krause's empty-netter, Farmington would go on to lose the game 3-2.
So what gives?
UPDATE: According to the Farmington Independent, Krause posted the following on his Facebook page after the game:
“They played this sophomore goalie for the starter, he was terrible, I would try and talk to the coaches about this and tell them I want playing time but they never really listen to me or gave me a chance to show them that I'm a better goalie but still wouldn't trust me so I had it it with I asked a few of my players if they care if I did it and they didn't care they thought it would be funny so at the third period they dumped it in I stopped it put in my net started to skate off then flicked the coaches not the team the coaches then I saluted them then got off.”
Krause later tweeted that he received a 10-day suspension for his antics.
Puck Daddy ranked the 50 worst own-goals in hockey history last year. I think we have a new challenger for No. 1.