An under-18 hockey game between the Sherbrooke Phoenix and the Dynamik de Coaticook was derailed on Sunday afternoon after a player jumped a 15-year-old linesman.
The young referee was escorting a Sherbrooke player off the ice following his ejection from the game when the incident happened. The player originally went to his team’s bench before the linesman stepped in to guide him towards the rink exit. The situation quickly escalated.
According to Hockey Estrie Head Referee Jean-François Lapointe, the player has been suspended for the remainder of the regular season — a minimum suspension of eight games. However, pending an investigation, he noted there could be more on the way for the offender.
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