A junior hockey player will reportedly be charged by Foxboro, Mass., police for a physical altercation involving a referee in a game Feb. 20 at Foxboro Sports Center.
The Sun Chronicle newspaper reported Tuesday that Foxboro Chief of Police Michael Grace told the paper the department will seek charges through Wrentham District Court against a 20-year-old member of the USPHL Premier South Shore Kings team.
During the first period of the Kings’ home contest against the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights, there was a collision between the player and referee, after which the player allegedly shoved the on-ice official. Video of the incident was shared on social media.
The referee assessed a match penalty/disqualification for physical abuse of officials at 15:37. The player struck the referee as he skated by him on his way off the ice, knocking the official to the ice.