Teenage ice hockey player from Sheffield arrested

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A teenage ice hockey player from Sheffield was arrested on suspicion of assaulting a opposition team’s coach.

The boy was playing for Sheffield Ice Hockey Academy’s U16s in a game against Coventry Blaze when he allegedly clashed heads with the coach during a fixture in Coventry on Sunday.

A West Midlands Police spokesman said: “Police were called to a report of an assault following an ice hockey game.

“A man suffered an injury to his nose after being assaulted.

“A 15-year-old lad from South Yorkshire was arrested on suspicion of assault and bailed.”

Ken Taggart, Chairman of the English Ice Hockey Association, said: “We are waiting for the results of a police investigation into this incident.”