Hockey Player Punches Ref In Foxborough, Gets Banned For Life (Video)

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Foxborough Police say they are investigating after a player allegedly struck a referee over the weekend, prompting a lifetime suspension from the US Premier Hockey League.

According to a video posted to social media, there was a loud reaction from the crowd at Foxboro Sports Center after the player punched the official in the face, sending him to the ice.

Foxborough Police were called to the center on Sunday and are reviewing video of the incident, Chief Michael Grace said in a press release. “The investigation is ongoing and if it is determined that there is a crime element then the matter will be sent to Wrentham District Court,” Grace said.

“The action taken today by a USPHL player is completely unacceptable in the USPHL,” Commissioner Bob Turow said, in a statement. “The USPHL has zero tolerance for any player striking any official, at any time. The player in question’s actions have led to a lifetime ban.”

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