Folks who know me well know that I enjoy my Salmon Kings hockey…
But through a strange twist of hockey club management, my favorite Captain… Wes Goldie, has been replaced with, by the looks of it, a guy who spends more time in the penalty box – than on the ice or on the bench…
Say hello to the new captain of the Victoria Salmon Kings – Pete Vandermeer – third on the all-time American Hockey League penalty minutes list.
Say it with me folks… WTF!
“Our barn, Save-on-Foods Memorial will not be a place other teams will want to return to,” threatened Vandermeer…
“Even if the other guys leave with a win, it’s important they leave missing some blood and teeth when limping out of here.”
Once more… WTF?
A recent perception from management is that while it has been a skilled and scoring team, it’s also been soft.
Soft, my ass.
“Our building needs to be a scary place to come into.” Vandermeer chuckled.
Someone needs to remind Morrison, Salmon Kings coach – that the ECHL is family entertainment and regulars and season ticket holders are not interested in thuggery and bloodletting. Ever.
My opinion: We have not even begun to feel the blow-back from this stupid management decision at Salmon Kings HQ.