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Northern Ont. hockey mom charged in parking lot brawl after game

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Youth sports can sometimes invoke intense feelings in parents and things got so heated Saturday at a minor league hockey game, police were called and assault charges laid.

Officers were called to the O'Hara Street arena in Sturgeon Falls shortly before 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Ontario Provincial Police said in a news release Monday.

"It was reported that after an earlier hockey game on that same day, a parent from an opposing team had assaulted another parent with a solid object in their hand," OPP said.

The fight happened in the arena parking lot, OPP Const. Rob Lewis told CTVNewsNorthernOntario.ca in a phone interview.

Lewis said he couldn't confirm what object was used to hit the other parent, but it wasn't a weapon like a knife.

The victim reported minor injuries as a result of the altercation.

As a result of the investigation, a 40-year-old woman from Markstay-Warren has been charged with assault with a weapon, assault causing bodily harm and mischief by destroying or damaging property.

CTV News has reached out to both Markstay - Warren Wolves Minor Hockey and West Nipissing Minor Hockey Association for comment and is awaiting replies.

She is scheduled to appear in court April 4 in North Bay.

 

Last month, a 50-year-old Sudbury police officer and minor hockey coach was charged in Espanola with threatening and assaulting a 12-year-old player from an opposing team.

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