A hockey game in Utah last week found the reputation of the goaltender fraternity once again called into question, as a University of Southern California goaltender exhibited a bit too much of his talents at a tournament.
Mickey Meyer rode his stick like a horse, dropped his bulky pants, mooned the crowd and slapped his buttocks during a game against Brigham Young University on Saturday, his farewell performance in front of the crowd at the tourney as USC lost its second of two games on the weekend and were eliminated.
With the game all but over and the team on the brink of elimination Meyer apparently felt the need to go the Full Slapshot, recreating one of the more epic moments of hockey filmdom. For his troubles he was ejected from the game, received an ticket for public lewdness and could face further charges should the Utah Attorney General pick himself up off the floor and stop laughing long enough to figure out if he wants the guy back in the state.
Perhaps Meyer was angling for an endorsement deal from a company that might sell male contraceptive devices, Meyer after all does (or maybe it's did) play for a team called the Trojans.
Whatever his thinking, goaltenders have long been given the reputation of being a little flaky at times, though there are only a few incidents of them going commando during a game.
Most however are probably a tad more careful than Mr. Meyer, imagine for instance if he picked up a splinter from his stick during the uh, fly past. Good luck finding a trainer to work on that injury!