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Minor league hockey streaker ducks hearing, could face trial

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Remember Nathan Smith, the captain of the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins who got loaded, stripped naked and went streaking in beautiful downtown Scranton on a bet? Smith was charged with misdemeanor counts of indecent exposure, open lewdness and disorderly conduct, as well as public drunkenness. He made a public apology after the incident, and after Pittsburgh Penguins GM Ray Shero said he wasn't exactly pleased with the Frank the Tank impression. Today was his preliminary hearing in Lackawanna County, and Smith said ... well, nothing, really, because he never showed up for it. According to WNEP-TV, a district judge ruled that there was enough evidence to send the case to trial. We eagerly await the start of this trial, as both the prosecution and defense dissect Smith's previous history of major penalties for stick fouls.

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