Second man charged in Lethbridge hockey tournament assault – Lethbridge News Now

Second man charged in Lethbridge hockey tournament assault - Lethbridge News Now
Second man charged in Lethbridge hockey brawl
A 36-year-old Lethbridge man has been charged with two counts of assault in connection with an altercation at a youth hockey tournament on Sunday.

Lethbridge Police Service officials confirm Todd William Cross Child surrendered to police on Monday evening and was subsequently charged. Cross Child has been released from custody ahead of his scheduled court appearance on Wednesday, October 9.

This just happened in #Lethbridge tonight. From what Ive been told it was a 10 year old 3 on 3 tournament where a player slashed a ref. My source tells me the ref responded in a physical way (some are saying self defence) & this happened. Reaching out to organizer for more info pic.twitter.com/mlsZs8nNuE

Police responded to the ATB Crossings Ice Centre on Sunday afternoon following an incident involving an on-ice official and a 10-year-old player. According to LPS, the boy and the ref were involved in a heated discussion that led to the player striking the ref twice with his stick and the ref pushing the boy to the ice. Several adults, including relatives of the boy and members of his teams coaching staff, stepped onto the ice surface and confronted the ref.  The referee was punched several times and an opposing coach was shoved.

Robert Farrell Creighton, 55, of Standoff, Alta. was arrested at the arena and charged with assault. Creighton confirmed to CTV that the 10-year-old boy is his grandson.

“Any individual who was involved in this incident who wishes to join LMHA at a future date will be having to answer to their involvement prior to being accepted into our program,” wrote association General Manager Keith Hitchcock.

The Lethbridge Police Service says no additional charges are expected in connection with the matter.

In a statement released Monday, the Lethbridge Minor Hockey Association (LMHA) said it had nothing to do with the tournament which involved unsanctioned, uncertified activities and officials not up to its standards of discipline.

An on-ice altercation involving a ref at the Quest for the Cup 3-on-3 hockey tournament at Lethbridges ATB Centre (Twitter: @DuckMillard)

A 36-year-old Lethbridge man has been charged with two counts of assault in connection with an altercation at a youth hockey tournament on Sunday.

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LETHBRIDGE (660 NEWS) – Lethbridge Police say a 36-year-old man wanted for assault in a hockey fight over the weekend has turned himself in.

LETHBRIDGE (660 NEWS) – Lethbridge Police say a 36-year-old man wanted for assault in a hockey fight over the weekend has turned himself in.

A 55-year-old man was charged previously with assault after attacking a referee in a children’s hockey game Sunday night.

A 55-year-old man was charged previously with assault after attacking a referee in a children’s hockey game Sunday night.

Todd William Cross Child, 36, of Lethbridge, is charged with two counts of assault and will appear in court on Oct. 9.

Todd William Cross Child, 36, of Lethbridge, is charged with two counts of assault and will appear in court on Oct. 9.

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