So you think hockey players are tough? The coaches standing on the bench may be even more hardcore than any of them.
A broken nose usually puts a player out of the game but not Roy Sommer, the head coach of the AHL’s Worcester Sharks. On Friday night against the Manchester Monarchs (the Los Angeles Kings’ AHL affiliate) he just couldn’t duck quickly enough from the deflecting puck off a clearing shot.
Not long after that, Sommer returned to assume his coaching duties right back behind the Sharks bench.
Watch as Sommer saunters back to the bench with his nose all taped up and q-tips sticking out. That is a committed coach.