After Baltimore Business Journal‘s James Briggs gave him something of a dressing down yesterday morning, the previously anonymous Baltimorean who threw a crab onto the ice at the Baltimore Hockey Classic Tuesday night came forward.

22-year-old Ryan Henkin — who also confessed to doing the same thing in 2011 — defended his actions, which play off a Detroit tradition of throwing octopuses on the ice at Red Wings playoff games. He told Briggs in an email that his Detroit friends “all loved it.” 

He did, however, concede that “preseason isn’t the ideal time for a seafood toss.” (Can someone who understands the Code of Hockey please explain to me what difference that makes?)