'Celebrity fan' Mike V is part of Scott Niedermayer hockey stick brawl
Maybe they thought the hockey stick was left over from Levi Johnston's "tribute to hockey moms" Playgirl photo shoot?
The story for those joining the game in progress: Anaheim Ducks versus Tampa Bay Lightning, Thursday night, Anaheim. Game ends. Ducks wins. Stars of the game are announced. They do that "stars of the game" routine.
~~ This is hockey, people, *hockey*. Keep up. At the end of a "hockey game," the three outstanding players are announced and they skate out in the spotlight while fans cheer and applaud. It's fun. Honest. ~~
So, OK -- Ducks captain Scott Niedermayer tries to give his hockey stick to a little girl in the stands. He tosses it over the glass. He says later that he "probably could’ve done a better job with that."
The crowd goes wild -- fighting over the stick, as you can see in the video above.
Here's the thing: Turns out, according to the Orange County Register's Ducks Blog, one of the parties arrested, cited and released in the incident was celebrity pro skateboarder and Revolution Mother lead singer Mike Vallely, a.k.a. Mike V, who in the past has made promotional appearances for the Ducks. That unofficial relationship was severed Friday.
You'd think the Ducks might've been able to arrange a swag bag or two for ol' Mike V along the way.
-- Christie D'Zurilla
Photo: Attention "Twilight" and Miley Cyrus fans: This is a picture of men "playing hockey." Scott Niedermayer of the Anaheim Ducks, right, and the Tampa Bay Lightning's James Wright fight for the puck during the third period of the Thursday game in Anaheim. Scott probably didn't expect the fight that he'd set off after the game was over. Credit: Jae C. Hong / Associated Press