Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Fight between Players and Fans Breaks out at New Brunswick Junior Hockey Game

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Fight between Players and Fans Breaks out at New Brunswick Junior Hockey Game

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Fight breaks out at NB junior hockey game

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SAINT JOHN, N.B. - Police broke up a fight between players and fans at junior league hockey game in New Brunswick on Saturday.

Sgt. Steve Wilson says Saint John Police put "special attention" on the semifinal matchup between the local Southern Sting and the Grand Lake Moose at the Lord Beaverbrook Rink. Up to 1,000 people were in the stands when a brawl erupted between players and fans, Wilson said.

"Order was restored and the crowd dispersed," he said. "It's not a typical thing to have police respond to a hockey game."

Wilson said police are investigating a reported assault, but no charges have been laid.

Spectator Devin Upham said he was watching the game when one of the players climbed over the glass and hit someone in the head with his hockey stick. …

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