Steelheads goalie arrested for DUI after season-ending playoff loss

By Brian Murphy
bmurphy@idahostatesman.com

Idaho Steelheads goaltender Jerry Kuhn was arrested for driving under the influence at 3:06 a.m. Monday morning, about five hours after the Steelheads' season ended with an overtime loss to Las Vegas at CenturyLink Arena on Sunday evening.

The 26-year-old Kuhn, the team's MVP in the regular season, stopped 51 of 53 shots in the playoff loss. Las Vegas won the second-round series four games to one.

The Steelheads said they are aware of the arrest.

Idaho State Police troopers stopped Kuhn's vehicle for traffic violations at 1:46 a.m. at Longmont Ave. and Belmont St. in Boise. Kuhn failed field sobriety tests and a breathalyzer test revealed his blood alcohol content to be .131 and .133 — well above the legal limit of .08.

He was arrested for misdemeanor DUI and bonded out Monday.

Idaho Statesman reporter Kathleen Kreller contributed to this report.

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that boy's starting to have problems, get him help

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"foreignoregonian" is not anonymous

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The true measure of who a person is

becomes apparent once there is a little adversity in his life.

Not that I approve

But, I gotta say after carrying this team all season, I would need a drink too.

And also, not that it has any relation to this story, but...

FIRE THE COACH

Did the team bail him out??

Bet his defensemen didn't bail him out, similar to their playing style all season! Guy was a machine on a team that needs a serious defensive overhaul.

Stupid

To the first person who commented on this 'the boys starting to have problems?'

He had a few beers and wanted to go home, he should have got a taxi. But saying the boy is starting to have problems, makes you sound like a complete idiot. It is an ACCIDENT, people make them. I'm sure your not perfect either.

Oh please!

How can choosing to drink alcohol and choosing to drive be an accident?

Don't be an enabler. He doesn't need that!

I'm not being an enabler!

I'm not being an enabler! He's an adult.

Then he doesn't need to be a drunk driver. 15 year old girl...

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OKAY, FAIR...Didn't he get suspended a game also?

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Oh and by the way, the other

Oh and by the way, the other goalie Spratt got arrested for a DUI in the beginning of the season. And their back up goalie now went to Jail for being intoxicated in public in March. No one seemed to make that a big deal!

No team rules, Yes I'd agree with firing staff.

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A bright future

in Idaho politics.

Finally you hit your peak.

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Al-

most.

They serve alcohol to minors?

I guess even in the little boys league, they haven't taught them how to handle losing.

Minors get lung diseases, let them drink.

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Next time

he should take off his shoes and walk part way home, steal a truck, crash, and apologize. No problem.

If he was showing signs of

If he was showing signs of intoxication at .131 my totally nonprofessional experience of 55 years tells me he is not a huge problem drinker. hundreds of adults drive home at that level everyday in Ada county. nothing to see here, move on.

Double Secret Probation

Let not make too much out of this deal...his team lost...he got drunk...and did not call a taxi. Perhaps he doesn't get tanked very often and lacked the proper awareness. Give him a hefty fine...have him pick up trash along the road for a day or two and lets get on with it. Maybe require him to coach little league skaters for community service.