Mudbugs show ugly side
Assistant Sports Editor Roy Lang made the drive up to Wichita to cover the series and no one from the Mudbugs spoke with him following the game. Not even after he waited for more than an hour.
CHL rules state that the locker rooms are to be open to media 10 minutes after games are completed. It looks like the Mudbugs are above the league rules.
The behavior of head coach Scott Muscutt and his team is childish and rude. Especially after Roy drove the eight-plus hours to cover the team. You'd think a team as "classy" as the Mudbugs are would pay him a little courtesy.
For an organization that prides itself on being one of the best in all of minor league hockey, this action (or rather inaction) is atypical. Even at home, technically reporters aren't allowed in the Mudbugs locker room. The team's former media relations guys/announcers Steve Mears and Brandon Walker would ask which players the media wanted to interview, then duck in the room to grab said player.
If the Mudbugs are a professional team, they'd speak with the media. That's a part of the job. These are grown men after all. You'd think they'd act like it, instead of like a bunch of 5-year-olds.