austin krause

And here we have the reason Backhand Shelf has a “Wait, what?” category.

The backstory is as such: A high school goaltender – a senior high school goaltender, more specifically - was given the start on Senior Night, an event held by high schools and colleges every season as a tribute to the team’s seniors. So yeah, it’s an aptly-named event.

I’ll let Western College Hockey Blog take it from there:

Farmington High School(Minn.) held a 2-1 lead over Chaska HS, with just over three minutes remaining in the third period of their game on Thursday night when the truly bizarre happened.

Farmington senior goalie Austin Krause retrieved a puck behind his net, skated to the crease and put the puck in his net. Krause then proceeded to remove his gloves, and while skating off the ice, turned to his bench, flipped them off and gave them a salute before exiting the ice.

Here’s the video:

The story, as I understand it so far, is that Krause was pissed about having his playing time bitten by the team’s sophomore goaltender over the course of the season, and that this was a pre-meditated end to his time with the team.

His Farmington High School team would end up giving up a powerplay goal before the end of regulation to lose the game.

…Sooooo, tough go for the boys.

As I said, I don’t know the ins-and-outs of the story yet, but I feel pretty comfortable assuming that kid might be a bit of a dick, hanging his teammates out to dry like that and all. (Or, maybe it’s something more serious, and the kid really needs to talk to someone. I hope it’s the former.)

Updates will post if we get any – if you know more about this story, feel free to fill the rest of us in below in the comment section. Weirrrrd.

(Stick-tap to @vcarneiro and @JDPClinton for passing this along)

Comments (25)

  1. If that goalie has a scholarship offer to any university, I hope the respective coach pulls it. I wouldn’t want that kid as a teammate.

    • Chances are if he had a scholarship to a university he wouldnt be a back up to a sophmore

    • I go to school with him and he would have had a scholarship had he gotten any playing time. I personally dealt with the coaches before too and they are the reason that I quit too.

  2. Wow. That’s a heel turn straight out of WWE right there.

  3. lmfao i hope theres a good reason for this cuz its hilarious and this could be the best thing of all time if the coaches deserve it , if not hes just being a dick

    • Really? You sound just as self centered as this kid.

      On Senior night, the senior goalie purposely scored an own goal and walked off. While the rest of the seniors will never get a second chance to have that night back.

      You’re pissed at the coach, fine.

      You don’t take it out on your teammates, ever.

  4. Apparently the kid’s off to the Marines post graduation. He’s allegedly been in trouble already this year for punching a work manager in the face. Sounds to me like he’s got major anger issues and needs to get his act together before he enlists.
    Source: Twitter feed of the team’s female manager. #gossiphound
    https://twitter.com/RLMarkuson

    • Yeahhhh, that twitter account is basically a fantastic example of why teenagers are terrible. She’s RT’d an entire litany of people saying he’s basically a lunatic, a criminal, a crybaby, etc. and then RT’s people saying only the team should comment on it. By her own admission, she manages the team. What horrible, horrible management skills she possesses. If that’s how she acts on a public forum, her decorum with the team is probably worse.

      • i cant beleive she retweets stuff saying “people need to stop talking” yet she is posting this stuff on a social media website…..

        • If you’ve worked with teenagers or know about cognitive theory in people aged 13-21, it is seriously not surprising at all (not trying to sound douchey, but it is what it is). That’s why I say teenagers are terrible. I can toooootally believe she’s doing it, or even see why this dude might think this was an awesome idea to begin with.

      • By manager, it means she’s the HS girl that fills up the water bottles, not manager in any sense of organizing anything or being in charge of stuff.

    • I’m betting the military doesn’t want anyone like this.

  5. Thanks to the internet, this stupid prank is going to follow this kid forever. Whenever he applies for a job or anything, someone is going to google his name and this is going to come up and define him.

  6. That is awesome.

  7. I CAN totally understand how a player (regardless of being a senior or not) could do something like that. I am really surprised we don’t see a lot more of it.

    Having 2 boys go through youth, high school, and juniors programs I have learned that many players get put in the same spot as the Farmington goalie and they don’t deserve it. Constantly being scratched even when your replacements constantly make mistakes would get very old. They all have choices that would have been better than doing what this goalie did.

    We all have experienced coaches that have their head up their dark hole and they appear to be incapable of making sound decisions in the best interest of the team and this usually leads to severely damaging several players year after year and there’s nothing you can do about it except support your kids.

    On the other side of the coin, his parents and family must be so proud of him for picking that night to stick it to his team mates. I truly hope he gets help before his team mates end up taking him out to the back of the shed.

    I think this will have a very long lasting impact on him and his whole family.

  8. here is the problem, it is a varsity sport, the coaches are not responsible that he is not as good, we as a society should not be handing out trophies jut because they participate. if you want to plan on the varsity level and elite levels, juniors, D1, NHL, they don’t choose the people that are just mediocre. they choose the people that are exceptionally talented and have great work ethic and are able to work with others (be a team player). sometimes your role is to ride the pine, however you may get your chance, and you should be happy about it. moral of the story if you want something bad enough you will work your butt off for it, but throwing a temper tantrum like a spoiled teenager, or child, is not going to get you any favors!!!

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