Team Russia kicked off airplane

Allegedly drunk World Junior hockey champs grounded in Buffalo

The World Junior Russian hockey team was scheduled to fly home today after last night’s 5-3 gold medal win over Canada. Instead, the team is sobering up at a Days Hotel near Buffalo-Niagara International Airport. The team was kicked off their Delta flight this morning because members of the team were intoxicated, WGRZ News reports. The team’s general manager is arranging new travel plans.


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