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Farmington goalie's father sees 1-year ban from hockey association

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    In defense of Farmington goalie Austin Krause

    In defense of Farmington goalie Austin Krause

    Wednesday, February 13 2013 12:58 PM EST2013-02-13 17:58:15 GMT
    With a little more than three minutes remaining in the game, Farmington goalie Austin Krause gathered the puck behind his own net and tossed it into the goal he spent his entire hockey career working to
    With a little more than three minutes remaining in the game, Farmington goalie Austin Krause gathered the puck behind his own net and tossed it into the goal he spent his entire hockey career working to
FARMINGTON, Minn. (KMSP) -

The father of a former Farmington High School goalie currently serving a two-week suspension for a dramatic exit from the ice is also facing his own discipline -- a one-year ban from youth hockey games.

Farmington High School's former goalie Austin Krause earned his 15 minutes of fame on Tuesday by scoring for the opposing team and making an obscene gesture to his coaches on the ice -- but many folks in Farmington say they are concerned his antics could give the town a bad reputation.

"He has every right to be frustrated for being sat over a sophomore," said Nathan Thomas.

Thomas, a senior, insists Krause had good reason for leaving his high school hockey career behind the way he did.

"For the last two years, seniors have been quitting," Thomas said. "Last year, our captain quit. This year, [Krause] did what he did."

Now, it seems his father, Nick Krause, is in some hot water too with the local hockey association, which confirms he will not be allowed to attend any events for the remainder of the season.

The Farmington Youth Hockey Association has not said why Krause will be kept away from games, practices and events -- including his daughter's games. Officials say Krause was asked to leave on Wednesday when he tried to attend the U10 game at Schmitz-Maki Arena, but they wouldn't say why. Neither would Krause.

"They always came across to me as good people," said Thomas, who has known the family since elementary school. "They never do anything really bad."

Yet, one anonymous mother told FOX 9 News she simply hopes these antics don't leave a stain on the small town.

"I teach my children to respect their coaches and respect their team," she said. "It's not for yourself. It's about playing together."

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