Chicago Wolves goaltender Alex Lyon needed all ten fingers to shut out the Springfield Thunderbirds in game 5 of the Calder Cup Final. Two of them participated in some extracurricular activity that will see Lyon suspended for his next two games.
Lyon celebrated Chicago’s Calder Cup victory – which came in the unfriendly confines of Springfield, Massachusetts – by offering up a gesture to the fans in the stands. Lyon appeared to flip the bird once while celebrating in his goal crease, and again – this time with a double-shot – during the team’s post-game photo op.
Lyon shut out the Thunderbirds 4-0 to help the Chicago Wolves claim the AHL’s Calder Cup Championship.
From the AHL:
The American Hockey League today announced that Chicago Wolves goaltender Alex Lyon has been suspended for two (2) games as a consequence of his actions following Game 5 of the Calder Cup Finals at Springfield on June 25.
Lyon will miss the next two games for which he is on an active AHL roster.
Lyon, 29, is an unrestricted free agent, coming off a one-year two-way deal with the Carolina Hurricanes organization.