CBS – Being a junior hockey coach can be a frustrating ordeal. Unlike dealing with professionals, the junior-aged players are all under 20 years old and prone to making mistakes both on and off the ice. Add in the pressure of dealing with local media in small hockey-loving markets across Canada and there’s even more to put a coach on edge. Sudbury Wolves head coach Paul Fixter was most definitely on edge following the team’s 7-2 loss at the hands of the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds. Making matters worse, Sudbury fell to 1-10 on the season.
Hilarious and petrifying at the same time. That kid interviewer wasn’t even doing his job and he almost got 2 minutes for instigating. Fixter was a question and a loose screw away from dropping the gloves and his career in hockey. Forget the interviewers being nervous, I half chuckled and was worried he’d come through the screen and pummel my ass into the next generation. I wouldn’t want to be around when Sunbury goes 10 games under .500 after their 12th game.
One thing’s for sure, I pray there’s nobody waiting at home for Paul Fixter and his pent up wrath. That first ballot domestic violence by a coach would only be behind Bobby Cox and whatever submission move Lingerie Football great Chris Michaelson of the Seattle Mist gives his wife after a loss.