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Disciplinary panel to meet on teen hockey player beating

December 31, 2018

MITCHELL, S.D. (AP) — More punishments could be coming after a teenage hockey player allegedly assaulted another player in a locker room in Mitchell.

The disciplinary committee for the South Dakota Amateur Hockey Association plans to meet Thursday. The association’s director, Dan French, tells the Argus Leader the incident was “disturbing” and that his organization takes it seriously.

The alleged assault happened in a hockey room at the Mitchell Activities Center on Dec. 21. Video shows two boys fighting while other boys cheer.

Police arrested a 17-year-old who is being prosecuted in juvenile court. A 15-year-old boy was hospitalized but has since been released.

French says the Mitchell Skating and Hockey Association already has handed down punishments. He confirms no adults were in the locker room, a violation of state and USA Hockey policies.


Information from: Argus Leader, http://www.argusleader.com

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