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Hockey stick slashing reported to police in Stamford

September 26, 2016

STAMFORD-Police may be looking into peewee hockey dustup that left a nine-year-old Darien boy hospitalized after he was slashed with a stick at the end of a game at a Stamford rink over the weekend.

Sgt. Simon Blanc said police were called to Stamford hospital Saturday night on the report of the boy being treated for an injury to his neck.

Police spoke to the Darien boy’s mother who said her son was playing a Windsor team in a Stamford hockey league on Saturday evening at Terry Conners Rink in Stamford. The woman said just after the game was over and all the kids were walking off the ice, a Windsor player swung his stick, hitting her son and causing the injury. Blanc said that after being struck in the neck, the boy fell to the floor and her mother had him transported to the hospital by ambulance.

The coach for the Stamford team “had words” with the other coach, Blanc said, and agreed to talk to police about what he saw. All the players on the ice at that time were age 10 and under.

Blanc said that while the injury was not detailed in the report, the case has been turned over to the department’s Youth Bureau for investigation.

JNICKERSON@SCNI.COM;