Blotter: Referee Assaulted at Hockey Game

The referee was attempting to break up a fight at the end of the indoor hockey game.


The following information was supplied by the Springfield Police Department. All suspects are presumed innocent until proven otherwise. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.


Assault—Hockey Deck in the 1400 block of Wallingford Road at about 8:40 p.m. on Jan. 9. Springfield Police received a report that a referee of an indoor hockey game had been assaulted during a game. The victim had been shoved and punched by a person, while breaking up a scuffle at the end of a game. The victim responded to a local hospital to be treated for his injuries. The incident is under investigation by Detective James Devaney.



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