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Former NHL player Andrew Peters has been suspended from his gig coaching the Buffalo Junior Sabres Midget 15U team after he allegedly punched an opposing player during a recent on-ice brawl.
Peters played 229 games in the NHL over course of six seasons, five of which were spent in Buffalo. During that time he developed a reputation as one of the league’s most pugilistic players, recording just four goals and three assists but a whopping 650 penalty minutes.
Apparently old goon habits die hard.
On Saturday, Peters’ Junior Sabres got into a line brawl with the Hamilton Junior Bulldogs during a game at the HarborCenter in Buffalo. In video of the incident, you see the brawl spill into the Sabres’ bench. At first it looks like Peters is trying to help break up the fight. However, at the 0:22 mark, you see Peters lean over the boards and punch a 15-year-old kid, knocking him to the ice.
Take a look:
“We are very disappointed in the series of events that unfolded during the 15U Buffalo Junior Sabres game on Saturday,” Buffalo Junior Sabres President Kevyn Adams said in a statement Sunday. “We are currently reviewing the situation and in the meantime have suspended Head Coach Andrew Peters indefinitely until the matter is resolved.”
Buffalo police are also investigating the incident.
Things are not looking so good for Andrew Peters’ coaching career.
Hat Tip – [Bleacher Report]