Coach under review after hurling sticks and other equipment on ice
The Canadian Press
Published Friday, March 9, 2012 3:48PM CST
A junior hockey coach is under review after hurling sticks and other equipment on the ice during a violent outburst in a playoff game this week.
Dauphin Kings coach Marlin Murray was caught on video launching several sticks, water bottles and other items on the ice from the behind the bench.
The profanity laced tantrum occurred near the end of a 5-1 playoff loss to the Winnipeg Saints in the Manitoba Junior Hockey League on Thursday night.
MJHL commissioner Kim Davis confirmed the league is looking into the incident but declined to comment further until the results of the review are released.
Murray, also the Kings general manager, refused to comment when reached by phone Friday afternoon.
Video of the incident made its way to YouTube and was posted by the sports website Deadspin.
The video shows Murray throwing equipment across the ice at referees Brett Montsion and Ryan Galley. It's unclear what sparked the outburst.
Murray is in his ninth season as the Kings coach.