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Stamford Hockey Player, 9, Attacked By Opponent At Game's End, Cops Say

Stamford Police say a 9-year-old hockey player was assaulted by an opponent at end of an Under 10 game.
Stamford Police say a 9-year-old hockey player was assaulted by an opponent at end of an Under 10 game. Photo Credit: Stamford Police

STAMFORD, Conn. — A 9-year-old Stamford Youth Hockey player was knocked down from behind by an opposing  player at the end of an Under-10 youth hockey game, say Stamford Police, who are investigating.

The incident occurred at the end of the game, shortly after 7 p.m. Saturday, police said. The two teams were leaving the ice when the 9-year-old was struck from behind by an opposing player, Stamford police Sgt. Simon Blanc said.

According to the youth hockey association's schedule, the game was between a Stamford U10 Squirt team and a Central Youth Hockey U10 Squirt team.

The Stamford player was struck in an area between his helmet and shoulder pads and fell down, police said.

Blanc said the two coaches exchanged words after the incident. The youth was taken to Stamford Hospital, and his mother called police. The extent of the youth's injuries was unknown, police said.

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