Following their improbable shootout victory over the Calgary Flames on Saturday night, the Chicago Blackhawks were arrested as they tried to leave Canada early Sunday morning.
“We were heading through security as usual,” said coach Joel Quenneville. “Next thing I know half a dozen mounties ride into the terminal and put [goalie] Ray Emery in cuffs.”
Emery, the reported ringleader of the operation, will be held without bail. The netminder turned aside nearly 50 shots during the game and will be charged with grand theft larceny. Hawks winger Marian Hossa, who tied the game with just three seconds left in regulation, is still being chased through the airport.
“We can’t catch the darn guy!” said a Canadian official.