A beer league hockey player has been suspended indefinitely and is under investigation by police after he was viewed using his skate to kick his opponent.
Video of the incident, which took place during an ASHL game at Scotia Barn, has since gone viral on social media.
The now-suspended player was seen repeatedly punching the victim in the face before kicking him with his skate. The opponent who got kicked in the face could be seen clutching his face after the kick and falling to the ice.
Burnaby RCMP is investigating an alleged assault that happened during the Friday night game.
“During the incident, the victim was allegedly kicked by another player, causing injuries that required medical treatment,” Burnaby RCMP Cpl. Mike Kalanj told Daily Hive. “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.”
Longer video of the incident.
The ASHL said it is aware of the “on-ice incident that is circulating on social media.”
“The conduct and on-ice behavior depicted in the video in no way aligns with the values of our league and the rules of the game. As a result of their actions, the offending player was issued a match penalty and a game ejection. Subsequently, the player has been suspended indefinitely and will receive supplemental discipline in-line with Section 2.15 (A) of the ASHL Rule Book.”
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