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Ugly brawl at PEI hockey tournament under investigation by Charlottetown police

PEI police are investigating Saturday’s ugly brawl during a hockey tournament in Charlottetown.

Charlottetown police were called at 7:30 p.m. after several fights were reported on the ice at the Bell Aliant Center.

Hockey PEI said a brawl broke out during a game involving under-18 players from PEI and Nova Scotia.

Local police confirmed they were gathering statements and reviewing video evidence to determine whether charges should be filed.

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The annual Early Bird Tournament has had problems in the past.

In December 2021, 16-year-old black minor league player Mark Connors was called the N-Ward at the same tournament in Charlottetown and allegedly received a five-player suspension.

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Hockey PEI executive director Connor Cameron says the organization has made progress over the past year to address tough issues, but the weekend’s events felt like a step back.

“Hockey PEI continues to meet with various individuals and organizations to improve the game and hockey culture,” Cameron said in an email.

“Then we wake up on Monday morning and there are four or five incident reports on our desks that should never have happened.

This report by the Canadian Press was first published on November 22, 2022.

© 2022 The Canadian Press



Ugly brawl at PEI hockey tournament under investigation by Charlottetown police

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