Hockey Dad Regrets Using Laser Pointer to Help Daughter’s Team Win – Winthrop High

An update on a story we had earlier this week . . .

Does this guy regret using the laser pointer to attempt to blind the goalie for Medway-Ashland High School, or does he just regret getting caught AGAIN at a game with the pointer?

Hard to tell listening to 42-year-old Joseph Cordes who stands charged with only disturbing the peace after someone him reported him during the third period of the game.

Cordes told WBZ-TV, “I wish I could undo it. I feel like a complete jerk. It was very stupid, completely immature for a 42-year-old man to be doing that.  My daughter, the humiliation I put her through is sickening to tell you the truth.”

At a time when his daughter’s team was down by 1-0, but went on to win 3-1 after the opposing goalie suddenly became a sieve. And no, MAHS won’t get the result of the game overturned.

What surprises us most are two things: that Cordes was allegedly thrown out of game just the week before for doing the same thing and wasn’t immediately banned by the school FOREVER from attending another game. The other is that he won’t be charged with assault, even though it is possible to cause permanent damage to someone’s vision when intentionally point a laser pointer at their eyes. If that happens, are they any less injured than if he had struck the kid with a baseball bat?

Source: CBS Boston