MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Friday night marked an unfortunate end of the season for the Mound-Westonka boys hockey team.
Dion Koltes, the school’s activities director, needed to be escorted from the section quarterfinal game by police officers after parents started yelling at him for Mound-Westonka’s loss. (WCCO-TV captured video of the incident, which can be viewed above.)READ MORE: COVID In Minnesota: UK Variant Outbreak Linked To Youth Sports In Carver County, Officials Recommend 2-Week Pause
“You have no idea what you did to these kids,” one man yells at Koltes.
The anger stems from the Friday suspension of Mound-Westonka’s top six hockey players, students said.
The players were allegedly involved in the making of a “Harlem Shake” video in the school’s cafeteria.READ MORE: More Than 1 Million Wisconsin Residents Have Been Vaccinated
Chris Tienter, a Mound-Westonka junior, said the players didn’t deserve to be suspended.
“They were just trying to re-create the ‘Harlem Shake’ video,” Tienter said. “They were like standing on the table, and it really wasn’t necessary for all the suspensions.”
“Harlem Shake” videos are a recent YouTube phenomenon. They typically show one person dancing alone, and then – when the music drops – a bunch of people suddenly appear, dancing wildly.
Mound-Westonka, the second seed team, lost 6-4 to Blake, the seventh seed team.MORE NEWS: Faces Of COVID: Daryl Kruger, 82, Loved His Grandkids And The MN Twins
Koltes, the activities director, declined to talk about the incident Friday.