Chartiers Valley Students Ejected From Hockey Game

The entire Chartiers Valley student section watching a club hockey game against Bishop Canevin on Monday night was ejected for rowdy behavior at the Mt. Lebanon Rec Center ice rink.

The entire Chartiers Valley student section watching a high school hockey game against Bishop Canevin on Monday night was ejected for rowdy behavior at the Mt. Lebanon Rec Center ice rink.

Mt. Lebanon police Lt. Aaron Lauth said it’s not unusual for a few students to be ejected from a game, but he can’t recall an entire section ever being removed for bad behavior.

“We’ve had to eject students before, and groups for behavior,” Lauth said, “but ejecting all the students, that’s the first time I’ve been familiar with it.”

Lauth said a Mt. Lebanon police officer working security during the game warned some Chartiers Valley student of their behavior early in the game after they were apparently chanting profanities. When that continued minutes later, the officer told “a pretty big group” that they had to leave immediately, Lauth said.

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Later in the game, someone threw a plastic soda bottle onto the ice, Lauth said. Others apparently threw coins on the ice at some point in third period of the 6-5 loss.

“The officer and the referees saw it,” Lauth said. “The referees and officer were in a agreement that this was the last straw so all of the students were then ejected from the game and asked to leave.”

Lauth said the referees were adamant that the game would not continue unless “the problem was solved.” Other Mt. Lebanon police officers arrived to assist with the situation.

That led to a flurry of tweets from Chartiers Valley students Monday night that ranged from anger toward the police to bewilderment for the ejections.

Lauth contacted the principals at both high schools and informed them of the situation.

“They were going to take steps on their own to talk to the students about future behavior,” he said.

Chartiers Valley Superintendent Brian White Jr. said the school district is aware of the situation, but unsure what, if any, discipline would be appropriate for an off-campus club hockey game.

“We can’t indiscriminately discipline kids,” White said. “I don’t have specifics about the incident.”

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Ken Burns November 16, 2012 at 04:15 PM
This is very classless. Something I'd expect from Flyer fans. There is a big difference between cheering your team on and being a complete scumbag. I am embarrassed to say I am a CV Hockey Alum. Our school has gone down hill over the past 4-5 years, and it shows.
VGOD November 16, 2012 at 04:16 PM
I bet you made it far in life... Just kidding im being very sarcastic. Chances are you receive food stamps and are on welfare.
Derek Falcioni November 16, 2012 at 04:18 PM
Cv hockey is the best it's been in four years. So your wrong ken burns
CV Student November 16, 2012 at 04:24 PM
Dean, the Canevin students were amazed by our fan section. They were tweeting and telling us it was something you had to see to believe. The fans are what hype up the players. If you ever played a sport in High School you should know what it is like, the adrenaline you feel when there's people cheering and screaming for you, there is no better feeling. Our test scores do not reflect on how we behave at a sporting event. As for the bottle, a young freshman threw it and we should not all be blamed for one wrong doing. Dean, please keep your opinions to yourself. You are a grown man and there's no need for this to be blown so much out of proportion.
CV Hockey Player November 16, 2012 at 04:53 PM
Ken, CV Hockey has made great strides in the last four-five years. This includes three consecutive playoff appearances, back to back Penguin Cup semifinal,, and this year we could possibly be stronger than ever before. Down hill? Some alumnist you are.
Patti November 16, 2012 at 05:21 PM
I am in no way condoning the behavior of the student section at the hockey game, but I disagree with the statements that the CV students embarrassed the hockey team and the school. They did no such thing. They only embarrassed THEMSELVES. THEY made the choice to engage in the inappropriate behaviors. It seems to be convenient for adults to place the blame on parents or schools for the inappropriate behavior of children and young adults, but what about society as a whole? Again, I am not justifying the way that the CV student section acted, but they were likely emulating the behavior of ADULTS who engage in the same behaviors at professional sports games. (A recent example that comes to mind is the playoff game between the Cardinals and Braves last month.) We as parents and educators make our best attempts to teach our children right from wrong. But as our teenagers approach adulthood and gain more freedom to make decisions on their own, they are likely to make some bad decisions along the way and will need to experience the consequences as such. I challenge any adult reading this to tell me that they never made some not-so-hot choices during their high school years.
Patti November 16, 2012 at 05:25 PM
And as far as disrepect goes, my opinion is that the Mt. Lebanon police showed blatant disrespect by ejecting the entire student section. I think it is safe to assume that not ALL of the students were involved in the inappropriate behavior, thus causing some innocent students to be ejected. The police should have DONE THEIR JOBS by maintaining close proximity to the student section to ensure that there would be no more trouble, and/or taking the time to identify the SPECIFIC students who were causing trouble and eject them. Isn't that what police do when ADULTS act up at professional sports games? I've never seen an entire section be ejected in those instances...
Ken Burns November 16, 2012 at 05:25 PM
If you read my comment, it doesn't say anything about the skill of the players. What has gone down hill is the school. And in reality, high school hockey is about who has the best player ( or players). Evident to your season last year. But that's a topic for another day. The fact is the students acted classless. There's no disputing that. The only thing you can dispute is how many actually acted inappropriately.
Ken Burns November 16, 2012 at 05:33 PM
I don't understand why there is a big discussion about this. Life isn't fair. The behavior of a small number of students got the entire section kicked out. That's life, deal with it. Maybe they won't do it again next time. I've seen amateur games where the bleachers have been cleared 100% on both sides. If you disagree, move to Philly, their fan base needs more people like you.
Harry Boughner November 16, 2012 at 05:57 PM
This is far more insignificant than everyone is making it. You're all wasting your time because this isn't an important issue.
chris boshhhh November 16, 2012 at 06:02 PM
I was at the game and it was by far the best and biggest student section that i have ever seen out of all sport and it was the most enthusiastic i am proud to say i am a CV student and proud to see how much we support one another
Patti November 16, 2012 at 06:06 PM
Then why are you participating in the "big discussion??" What happened at the game was completely out of line, but it happened. It's life. Deal with it. And what does Philiadelphia have to do with all of this?
Ken Burns November 16, 2012 at 06:15 PM
Exactly Patti. You said exactly what I said? Obviously you don't pay attention to the NHL but the Flyers have, in my opinion and probably most Yinzers, the most classless fans in all of sports.
Diane White November 16, 2012 at 06:39 PM
I think what needs to be stressed here is that there are better ways to show your school and team support than what some demonstrated at this event. Paint yourselves, wear school colors, enthusiastically cheer for your team...just keep the profanity aside. No one would fault students for going ballistic cheering for their team if they did so in a respectful manner. That goes for the parents as well, who often forget that they are at a STUDENT event and they act just as immature by engaging in the same behavior that they are condemning.
Harry Boughner November 16, 2012 at 07:18 PM
Grown adults are putting substantial time and thought into arguing with adolescents. That is pathetic.
Susan November 16, 2012 at 09:10 PM
Good luck with your "rap" career. I'm sure you'll be a big star. That was sarcastic in case you couldn't tell.
Susan November 16, 2012 at 09:27 PM
This is an excerpt from the CV school paper. It's one thing to be excited for your team but this showed no class. The energetic crowd may have upset parents and onlookers with crude, vulgar chants that taunted Canevin fans and players.  It is typical to occasionally hear profanity within cheers of a high school fan section at any event, however “Puckfest” crossed the line with anti-christian chants directed towards their opponents at Bishop Canevin, which is a Catholic private school. After what appeared to be a heated argument between one of the Chartiers Valley coaches and an official, a police officer asked a group of rowdy fans to leave the arena, but within minutes, the fan section was full again.  They returned, still yelling profanity and even ridiculing specific players on Bishop Canevin’s team.  Once again, students were asked to leave, except this time the entire student section was cleared.  The Chartiers Valley “Puckfest” was outraged with these actions and several students actually launched a full garbage bin down the staircase that leads up to the stands.  
Tanner November 16, 2012 at 10:50 PM
I am a student for bishop Canevin. I thought what CV's student section did was awesome. In fact I was doing the same, shouting profanities at their players and their fan section. I'm sorry to all but things aren't the way they use to be. I'm a 16 year old male, a junior in high school, and yes I'm old enough to know better but too young to care. You could see the momentum change when CV "left" (most kids stayed and just sat down a section over) as we went from being down 4-0 to a comeback victory 6-5. We're high school kids KIDS
same old story November 17, 2012 at 03:00 AM
CV hockey has been insane since the days of ED SCHULTZ. High School hockey is a special thing in the high school sports scene. No one was arrested for drugs, alcohol, or any other deviant act. LONG LIVE CV HOCKEY. If you do not like the way the game is played or the fans at it, STAY HOME.
same old story November 17, 2012 at 03:31 AM
What grades are your kids in ?
same old story November 17, 2012 at 03:42 AM
i am proud
same old story November 17, 2012 at 03:54 AM
how many rap squads are there
same old story November 19, 2012 at 01:10 AM
What kind of security will be in place for the next colt hockey game
chris boshhhh November 19, 2012 at 06:02 PM
well tonight there is another soiree at the MT. Lebo ice facility. for all you un-classy fellas the theme for tonight's game is business casual and i hope yinz know that us cv folks are going to get nice and rowdy tonight once again. #puckfest
chris boshhhh November 19, 2012 at 06:20 PM
tonight there will be a soiree at the MT. Lebo ice tonight. for all of you un-classy fellas the theme tonight is business causal and for all yinz that are hating on us cv folkswe will be getting evean rowdier than every so hope your ready for us. #puckfest
same old story November 19, 2012 at 07:05 PM
good luck and have a good time
Dream On November 19, 2012 at 11:57 PM
It's obvious you haven't attended a school board meeting in quite awhile. The test scores are low across the state - not just our district. Teacher morale is up as we have an awesome group that do a tremendous job. Check with the task force or the district website to see all of the good they've accomplished. It's so easy to kick someone when they are down, but not encourage them for the good they've done. If this district isn't performing up to your standards, there is always the option of leaving.
same old story November 20, 2012 at 03:20 AM
how bout improve the school district not settle for medicority
Dream On November 20, 2012 at 03:08 PM
When you come to a school board meeting, which all are encouraged to do, you'll see the positive changes that have been made and many more changes to come. Or you can choose, like so many others, to not attend, to not encourage the faculty & administration & simply continue to complain. It's easier to complain than to roll up your sleeves & ask , "Where can I help out?"
same old story November 20, 2012 at 03:09 PM
any drama at the hockey game lastnight


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