Consider this story a lesson on how to ruin your hockey career in just two weeks.
Back on September 14th, Greg Mulhall of the Yorkton Terriers landed a dirty and devastating hit on goaltender Berk Berkeliev of the Melville Millionaires in a SJHL hockey game, resulting in a 25-game suspension.
The hit caused Berkeliev’s helmet to fly off and he laid motionless on the ice while a brawl between the two teams broke out. Berkeliev suffered a concussion and lost teeth on the play. He was quickly taken to the hospital where he received eight to 10 stitches on his face and upper lip, as well as five stitches on the back of his head.
Two weeks later, a video showing Mulhall as he boasted about the dangerous hit on Berkeliev surfaced online.
Warning: Language in the video below is NSFW
In the video, Mulhall can be heard saying, “f***ing rights I ran the goalie, f***ing rights! F*** Berk Berkeliev!”
Shortly after the video was released, the SJHL took swift action by “severing ties” with Mulhall for the remainder of the 2019-20 season.
The Yorkton Terriers were quick to follow up on their account, stating that Mulhall had been released from their program affective immediately.
Sortly after the Terriers’ tweet, a Twitter account was created bearing Mulhall’s name, though it has yet to be confirmed as Mulhall’s official account. The account, however, did issue an apology to Berkeliev, both teams, and the SJHL.
“I would like to start out by apologizing to Berk Berkeliev,” Mulhall said in his tweet. “What was said in a video posted last night was very uncalled for, and was something that shouldn’t have been said whatsoever. I want to apologize to the Melville Millionaires, Yorkton Terriers, and the SJHL. I am not the type of person to say things like that, and especially after what happened with the hit and the injuries that caused. I take full responsibility for my actions.”
It’s safe to say we won’t see Mulhall’s name on the back of a jersey in any competitive league any time soon.
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