Friday, April 5, 2013

Lithuanian 18U Player Throws Stick at Official

Lithuanian forward Danielius Nomanovas may have just lost his assistant captain's status after throwing a stick at linesman Toivo Tilku of Estonia immediately following Great Britain's victory over Lithuania during the Ice Hockey U18 World Championship (Division II, Group A). As the official dropped to the ice clutching his shoulder, British forward Lewis Hook cut short his celebration and skated to confront Nomanovas before Tilku recovered and dashed in to break up the minor fray. Takizawa Shinichi of Japan was the referee while Emil Wernstrom (Sweden) served as second linesman.

After a slashing penalty at 59:20, GB had scored a shorthanded goal at 59:28 to take a decisive 3-2 lead.

Wrap: Lithuania vs. Great Britain (IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship, Estonia [DII-A]), 4/3/13
Video: Nomanovas loses his temper and manifests tantrum by inexcusably hurling his stick at the referee 


Post a Comment