Hockey Coach Attacks Opposing Player, Gets Ass Kicked: “I Lost My Cool”

In the understatement of the year, a 50-year-old youth hockey coach, after being arrested for allegedly assaulting a teen-aged hockey player, said simply “I lost my cool.”

Yep, sure looks like you did. It also looks like the kid, Calvin Dickinson, got in a few good licks on coach Ronald K. Synan, Jr. before officials were able to pull the two apart. Here’s what happened according to the Sun-Sentinel:

When Calvin Dickinson was whistled for being too rough during a youth hockey game this weekend in Maitland, he headed toward the penalty box. So did an assistant coach from the opposing team, identified by Maitland police as the father of the teenager with whom Calvin had just scuffled. Ronald K. Synan Jr., 50, crossed the rink and reached the penalty box. And once inside, he pushed the boy into a corner, according to an arrest affidavit.

Then, according to the report, the south Seminole County man made threats against the boy, called him a foul name and punched him. Police said the boy defended himself from the attack before bystanders pulled them apart. Synan, who faces a charge of battery in the incident Saturday at the RDV Sportsplex, said he over-reacted to seeing his 15-year-old son hit and pushed by Calvin, who he described as being about 30 pounds heavier and four inches taller than his son.

“I lost my cool,” he said.