Hockey Player Kicks Opponent In Face With Skate … Cops Investigating
8/4/2022 12: 06 PM PT
A hockey player from a grown-up league in Canada straight-up kicked an opponent in the facial skin along with his skate throughout a mid-game scuffle … and the incident was so reckless, police now tell TMZ Sports they’re investigating everything.
The scary scene happened during an Adult Safe Hockey League game on July 29th at Scotia Barn in Burnaby.
You can observe in the video from the arena, two players from opposing teams were fighting one another in another period … when, suddenly, among the guys seemed to intentionally kick another with the blade of his skate.
The ball player wearing a #90 jersey immediately fell onto the ice and covered his face. His teammates, meanwhile, went following the kick suspect before refs ultimately intervened. The guy was issued a penalty, and ejected from the overall game.
The Burnaby Royal Canadian Mounted Police tells us the victim received treatment for injuries he experienced the kick — adding that they’ve since launched a study.
“Burnaby RCMP is continuing to research the circumstances and actions that resulted in the players injuries,” the officials said.
“Burnaby RCMP is in possession of video showing one angle of the incident, which includes been collected as evidence. Investigators remain along the way of talking to players and witnesses.”
As well as the ejection, the kick suspect also received an indefinite suspension from the ASHL, which said in a statement, “The conduct and on-ice behaviour depicted in the video by no means aligns with the values of our league and the guidelines of the overall game.”
“While we acknowledge that the full total prevention of incidents such as this isn’t possible, we shall continue to make sure that such incidents are treated with appropriate supplemental discipline, like the potential for a new player to be permanently expelled from the league.”