Junior hockey player handcuffed on ice after allegedly spitting in refs face

 

Consequences for an infraction in a hockey game range from a standard two minutes in the box all the way to a match penalty.

Olivier Marcotte wasn’t escorted to the penalty box following his infraction, however. Instead, the 21-year-old was handcuffed and arrested right on the ice for allegedly spitting in the face of a referee, according to Journal de Montreal.

 

This Canadian junior player was arrested on the ice after a scrape with the linesman. (@HockeyWebCast)
This Canadian junior player was arrested on the ice after a scrape with the linesman. (@HockeyWebCast)

Marcotte, who plays for the Junior AA Hockey-Experts team in Sherbrooke, Quebec, was involved in a heated argument with the referee during the third period. When the player appeared that he might drop the gloves with the official, members of the Quebec provincial police — who were in attendance at the game — stepped onto the ice and brought out the handcuffs.

SQ Sgt. Annie Thibodeau told the CBC that no further action will be needed unless a complaint is filed.

The league game was the final one for Marcotte, who is no longer eligible to play due to age restrictions. The 9-3 season-ending loss to Petroleum A.A. Courchesne Nicolet isn’t likely what Marcotte will remember from this night, however.

Courtesy of FoxSports by Bill Bernardi

Facebook Notice for EU! You need to login to view and post FB Comments!

Christina Vixx

I was born and raised in Toronto Canada. I love writing, poetry and music. I'm a contributor for SocialMediaMorning. Make sure you follow me on Twitter and Facebook!

Christina Vixx has 801 posts and counting. See all posts by Christina Vixx