CALGARY — A posh Calgary restaurant has been cleared of any wrongdoing in an incident involving the Edmonton Oilers.
A spat that made national headlines broke out after members of the team and their spouses ran up a huge bill at Osteria de Medici on New Year’s Eve.
Maurizio Terrigno, general manager of the restaurant, complained the hockey players “went ballistic” when they got the final bill and ended up paying just over $12,000 on the nearly $18,000 worth of food and drinks.
Team spokesman Allan Watt said at the time the players found the bill outrageous and negotiated for it to be reduced by about $7,000.
Then the province received an anonymous complaint alleging staff over-served the group after they were obviously drunk.
Officials with the Alberta Liquor and Gaming Commission say they conducted a thorough investigation and found no evidence of over-serving or any other liquor licence violations.
Several days after the incident, Terrigno said he had reached an agreement with the Oilers over the bill but refused to provide any details.