Any team who violates this rule will be subject to a one-goal penalty for each Round Robin game played -- they will start the game with a one-goal deficit. - Self-appointed commissioner John Bean
CALGARY, AB -- Team Flames is under investigation for an impromptu practice Thursday morning that violates Finance Cup rules.
According to sources, the Flames held a practice with nine in attendance a day prior to the tournament.
Unsanctioned practices are in strict violation of Finance Cup rules and regulations, according to self-appointed commissioner and Team Roughnecks player John Bean.
“It has been brought to the attention of the Commissioner of the Finance Cup that one or more teams may be holding unsanctioned practice prior to the Finance Cup,” he said in a statement. “All team managers are reminded that this is in strict violation of Finance Cup Rules and Regulations. No team may practice prior to the start of play of the Finance Cup (for obvious reasons).
“Any team who violates this rule will be subject to a one-goal penalty for each Round Robin game played -- they will start the game with a one-goal deficit.”
There has been no official word on the severity of punishment Team Flames faces, if any at all.
Team Hitmen president, chief visionary officer and player Kevin Gross threw his support behind any sanctions deemed appropriate by the Finance Cup board.
“To prevent chaos, we must live by a code of respect and honour,” Gross said. “This includes adhering to the rules and conditions set by Commissioner Bean. Team Hitmen fully supports any penalty issued by the Commissioner to Team Flames for their malicious disregard of Finance Cup regulations and their undermining of his directive.
Video of the practice leaked on Vimeo late Thursday.
Upon seeing the skate, Gross suggested Team Flames take the opportunity to get a few more skates under their belt.
“After witnessing pure hilarity viewed in the practice video, our new position is who gives a s**t,” he said.
Team Flames defenceman Blake Heynen declined comment on the situation.
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