The assistant coach of the new Danbury Colonials minor league hockey team is making headlines for a speech to players during the first day of training camp. John Krupinsky, who is a Danbury Police Sergeant, told the players they are not women's soccer, not the NFL and said if there's anyone who would be disrespectful to either the American or the Canadian national anthem, they could get their gear and get out. Though he used stronger language than that. He was referring to players in other sports taking a knee during the national anthem. Kurpinsky continued by saying they don’t have that problem in hockey, but there was no sense in wasting anybody’s time if that was going to happen. In the locker room video, he told the players that hockey is the most patriotic sport they have out there.