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Minor League Hockey Parents Brawl In The Stands

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http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2013/03/25/brawl_in_stands_at_tweed_minor_hockey_game_prompts_police_investigation.html

Surprised there was no topic on this yet. This is a brawl that happened between parents in the stands. being investigated by OPP. Disgusting show of immaturity and hostility by these adults at a kids game.

The link has a video.

Anyone with more info on this?

Police and hockey club officials are investigating how a brawl broke out between dozens of supporters at a minor hockey league game in Tweed, Ont.

A video of the brawl posted to YouTube has surged in popularity, capturing over 16,000 views online — more than double the population of Tweed.

The video shows about two minutes of an altercation between fans at the hockey game Saturday. The meeting was a Bantam C championship game between the Tweed Hawks and the Six Nations Hawks.

The Ontario Provincial Police are investigating the incident, confirmed spokeswoman Const. Alana Deubel.

“The actions and behavior of this group of spectators is considered unacceptable,” said Richard Ropchan, executive director of the Ontario Minor Hockey Association, in a statement. “It is unfortunate that these situations tarnish the image of minor hockey across the province.”

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The teams had met before without incident. The Six Nations staff took issue with the refereeing of the game, which ratcheted up tensions in the crowd.

“From the drop of the first puck, the (refereeing) was out of control,” said Blaine LaForme, president of the Six Nations Minor Hockey Association.

He also said there was drinking going on by Tweed fans beforehand — a charge denied by Ken McKichan, president of the Tweed Minor Hockey Association.

“I’ve talked to several of my executive members and nobody saw anybody drinking,” he said, noting he wasn’t in attendance at the game.

“We have to look at the root cause, whether it’s creating a visitor and home cheering section or educating parents . . . if we deem that one of our parents was to blame for the incident starting in the first place, we’ll have to take action on that as well.”

A supporter on the Tweed side was escorted out of the arena, said McKichan. Deubel said by the time police showed up, the fight had broken up.

The teams played each other again on Sunday, this time at the Six Nations facility and with a police presence. There were no incidents.

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Not surprised. This reached a peak in the mid 2000's, when it become a huge problem, and it looks like to this day, nothing has changed.

There are 2 type of parents

1, they want their child to have fun.

2 . there are some that actually believe by doing this, their child will have a legit shot at making the NHL. (selfish ones) technically speaking the odds of a player making the NHL is not far out, its 1 in 1000 register players in peewee that will probably make the NHL.

but really, hockey parents have given themselves a bad name.

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The only two people I saw throwing fists had a hat on backwards and looked like they had skinny wrists too. Maybe they weren't parents...

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Not surprised. This reached a peak in the mid 2000's, when it become a huge problem, and it looks like to this day, nothing has changed.

There are 2 type of parents

1, they want their child to have fun.

2 . there are some that actually believe by doing this, their child will have a legit shot at making the NHL. (selfish ones) technically speaking the odds of a player making the NHL is not far out, its 1 in 1000 register players in peewee that will probably make the NHL.

but really, hockey parents have given themselves a bad name.

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Pretty sad how hockey parents can be sometimes. Most are good but there's always some idiots that take it too seriously and end up embarassing everyone, and I guess in this case it kind of spread. Some associations are making parents take a class on appropriate behaviour, but I think there will always be some losers who are trying to live through their kids. Sure people will always get angry, but you can't cross the line and I'm glad that my parents behaved themselves at the rink for the most part.

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Pretty sad. Lack of maturity right there.

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Truly a great example for young kids. Parents should be ashamed

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What's really sad is we aren't seeing any kind of decrease in this nonsense, in fact it's the complete opposite.

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