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Watch an OHL coach try to eject the referee that ejected him

Feb 10, 2012, 2:13 PM EDT

Mike Vellucci, head coach and general manager of the OHL’s Plymouth Whalers, is something of a hockey lifer. He kicked around the minors for over 10 seasons — playing two NHL games with Hartford — before settling in as a coach at the junior level.

Like most hockey lifers, Vellucci has a pretty good sense of humor and knows how to work an audience, both of which were on display during Saturday’s 5-1 win over the Windsor Spitfires:

Awesome. Gotta love a coach that can barely contain his laughter mid-tirade.

Two follow-up notes to this incident:

1) According to Yahoo!, Vellucci has been suspended five games for the outburst.

2) Vellucci gets to take his routine to the big stage next year. The Whalers will face the London Knights in an OHL game played at Comerica Park as part of the 2013 Winter Classic “Hockeytown Winter Festival.”

In the words of Bart Scott: CAN’T WAIT.

  1. hockinj25 - Feb 10, 2012 at 2:56 PM

    I love the Whalers. I saw a coach throw part of the bench onto the ice once so he is just following tradition. Here, there were like 5 players left on the bench, he probably had a right to be upset.

  2. lsxphotog - Feb 10, 2012 at 11:15 PM

    Great stuff.

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