MONTGOMERYVILLE, Pa. (AP) — 5 former highschool hockey gamers in Pennsylvania will stand trial on assault costs stemming from an on-ice brawl earlier this yr.
At a preliminary listening to Tuesday, prosecutors alleged it was a deliberate assault through the Ridley Excessive Faculty gamers’ ultimate recreation in March.
Protection attorneys argued that preventing is simply part of the sport.
Ridley was dropping 7-1 to Central Bucks West with seven minutes to go in a event quarterfinal recreation when the brawl began.
Prosecutors allege the 5 seniors knew that because it was possible their final recreation they couldn’t be suspended for preventing, in order that they took out their frustrations on CB West gamers.
Three CB West gamers have been injured, together with one with a damaged nostril and a damaged bone round his eye.
An arraignment is about for Jan. 17.
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