Otters goalie apologizes for stick throw after Memorial Cup loss

Host Windsor Spitfires hold off late-game Erie Otters’ surge to win their third ever Mastercard Memorial Cup 4-3.

The Erie Otters goaltender who threw his stick and appeared to hit a camera operator following a loss in the Mastercard Memorial Cup final has apologized for his actions.

Troy Timpano took to Twitter shortly after the incident, which followed a 4-3 defeat to the Windsor Spitfires in the CHL championship on Sunday night, to express his remorse.

As a camera operator went by the Otters bench to get reactions of players, Timpano launched his stick like a javelin in frustration. The result caused the camera to shake slightly.

The Otters, champions of the OHL, had just fallen to the tournament hosts with Timpano stopping 18 of 22 shots.

The 19-year-old goaltender concluded the Memorial Cup with a 3-2 record, 3.66 goals-against average and .832 save percentage.