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ECHL coach holds 60 min. bag skate after 7-0 loss

- November 28th, 2013

Toledo Walleye coach Nick Vitucci didn’t think his players gave much of an effort Wednesday night in a 7-0 loss to the South Carolina Stingrays. He made sure they did afterward.

Vitucci held an hour-long bag skate to punish his ECHL team after the game. It was strikingly similar to the famous scene from the biopic Miracle, during which Team USA coach Herb Brooks, played by Kurt Russell, forced his players to skate sprints after a lacklustre exhibition game ahead of the 1980 Winter Olympics. (Note: the Brooks skate did actually happen, but there was no “Who do you play for?” business as in the film).

So Vitucci told his players to skate. Again. Again. Again.

Here’s how the scene played out, per Stingrays broadcaster Joseph Zakrzewski:

Here’s a condensed version of the Miracle scene:

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3 comments

  1. Carl Zellner | November 28, 2013 at 12:19 pm

    This is nothing new here for Toledo Hockey. In fact this was done in the 70′s during the Toledo Goaldiggers era. Then coach Ted Garvin did the same thing after a game in which they were out played.

  2. jeff | November 28, 2013 at 1:08 pm

    More teams should be held to these standards.

  3. jim fuire | November 28, 2013 at 2:36 pm

    Was there last nite worst effort ever seen at a walleye game they quit

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