During a mid-game altercation, a hockey player from an adult league in Canada reportedly kicked his opponent in the face with his skate. Due of the incident’s recklessness, cops are looking into it.
According to TMZ Sports, on July 29, the terrifying incident took place during an Adult Safe Hockey League game at Scotia Barn in Burnaby. As visible in the footage, in the third period, two players from rival teams were arguing when, suddenly, one of the players seemed to strike the other with the blade of his skate.
Immediately, the player sporting the number 90 jersey fell onto the ice and covered his face. His teammates pursued the kick suspect before the officials finally stepped in. The player received a penalty and was thereafter removed from the game.
The victim underwent immediate medical treatment for injuries he sustained from the kick, according to the Burnaby Royal Canadian Mounted Police, who also said they have subsequently initiated an investigation.
“Burnaby RCMP is continuing to investigate the circumstances and actions that led to the player’s injuries.
Burnaby RCMP is in possession of video showing one angle of the incident, which has been collected as evidence. Investigators are still in the process of speaking with players and witnesses.”
The ASHL announced in a statement that the conduct and on-ice behavior shown in the video “in no way aligns with the values of our league and the rules of the game,” and that the kick suspect also received an indefinite suspension. Stay tuned to Thirsty for more updates.
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