03
Aug
09

Alex Burrows and His Lucky Stick?

Like most hockey players, Alex Burrows is very particular about his equipment and superstitions. Much like Mike Green not wanting to give up his record breaking stick to the Hall of Fame, Burrows likes to play with the same stick he started a scoring streak with. In this case, Darcy Hordichuck thought he may have some luck with Burrow’s stick, so he cut it down to his size.

The story goes on, but it seems as though Burrows has found a new use for his sticks, and it’s not for scoring goals. TSN.cais reporting that earlier this summer Alex Burrows, of the Vancouver Canucks, was involved in an altercation during a summer league game in Montreal. At some point during the game Burrows struck a 19 year old goaltender in the face, with his stick. The PHL, or Pond Hockey League, is a summer league utilized by college, amateur, and pro players looking to get some ice in the off-season. The goaltender who was struck has declined to comment, on advice from his lawyers. Currently there are no charges pending against burrows. TSN has the entire story:

Vancouver Canucks forward Alex Burrows could be facing charges stemming from an on-ice incident in a Montreal summer hockey league game.

According to a report on RDS.ca, an investigation is underway in response to a complaint filed on July 21 that states Burrows violently struck the face of a goaltender with his stick during a game at the Excellent Ice Arena in Kirkland, Que.

The report said the family of the goaltender, 19-year old Koray Celik, would not comment about the incident on the advice of lawyers.

“Police went to the arena, but there are no charges right now,” Burrows’ agent Paul Corbeil told The Globe and Mail. “[Police arrived] because some people called the police. They spoke with Alex but nothing more than that.”

The summer league, also known as the PHL (Pond Hockey League), is described by Corbeil as a summertime circuit for professional, minor pro and college players.

Canucks assistant GM Laurence Gilman told The Globe that the team was “gathering all the facts” but would make no further comment.

Burrows signed a four-year contract extension with the Canucks in March, which will pay him $2 million per season. The 27-year-old set new career highs with 28 goals, 51 points and 150 penalty minutes in his 2008-09 campaign.


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