Six players from Slovenia's league champion, Acroni Jesenice, have been booted from the team after beating up their head coach in drunken post-game celebration. It's okay, though because he totally deserved his thrashing.
According to reports, Mike Posma—a former American Hockey League player who coached to the team to its eighth league title last weekend—was out celebrating with a group of teammates after knocking off their archrival to claim the crown. The way the players tell it, Posma allegedly convinced a 19-year-old backup goaltender that he was okay to drive home. Yep, the goalie crashed his car. (I assume he lived, but Slovenian news isn't big on details.) Then came the road rage justice:
The six then turned on the coach, reportedly beating him with wooden traffic signs that they found by the side of the road.
Shouldn't all drunk driving accidents end with the person responsible getting throttled by traffic signs? Anyway, Posma fled to the U.S. and the team has hinted they won't be inviting him back either. And that was the last we heard of Slovenian hockey....
Slovenian hockey team terminates contracts of players who beat up coach after winning league title [ESPN]
Coach claims assault, 6 players released after boozy celebration [Puck Daddy]