Monday, February 18, 2008

Lesson of the Day: Don't Piss Off A Hockey Team

WOW. I first heard about this story on CNN Headline News as I was getting ready for work this morning. I know it's not about Sid and it's not even related to the Pens in any way, but I just had to share it with you.

This is what happens when a hockey team - specifically the Jamestown Vikings - isn't paid and then is told their season is over (from

Trash and debris were everywhere, especially on the second and third floors where the stench of beer and rotting food was almost overpowering. Bar stools were smashed through doors, and virtually every piece of glass in the building had been shattered, the broken shards unavoidable underfoot.


For police, the first sign of trouble was a chair that had been thrown through the storefront window facing Washington Street. When police arrived to investigate, they found the place a wreck and more than a dozen people — players as well as their friends — passed out drunk throughout the building.

Look closely - that's the chair stuck in the glass at the upper mid-left side of the entrance.

"We were called here early this morning at about 7:30 after we received a report that a chair had been thrown through the window," said Lt. Todd Isaacson of the Jamestown Police Department. "The unit on scene initially observed a significant amount of criminal mischief as they entered the building. ... After the officers arrive at the scene, they realized that numerous players were involved and additional assistance was needed."
That is insane. Apparently the players believed that the owner of the team was also the owner of the hotel. They were half right - the owner of the team was FORMERLY the owner of the hotel. (I would hate to be the current owner right about now...) Click here to see video of the extensive damage to the hotel.


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