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Nova Scotia hockey player seriously injured after on-ice incident

October 11, 2016 - 10:59 AM

TRENTON, N.S. - Police in Nova Scotia are investigating after a hockey player was seriously injured during an on-ice incident.

New Glasgow police spokesman Const. Ken MacDonald says the encounter between two junior B hockey players happened Sunday during a game at the Trenton Minor Sports Community Centre in Trenton.

MacDonald said an 18-year-old player from Pictou County was seriously injured while a player from Cape Breton was not hurt.

The young man was taken to a nearby hospital and later transferred to Halifax with serious head and other injuries.

MacDonald says police are investigating because of the severity of the player's injuries.

He said at this time they did not have specific information on the nature of the encounter between the two players.

MacDonald says anyone with photos or video of the incident is asked to contact the New Glasgow Police Major Crime Unit.

Note to readers: This is a corrected story. An earlier version referred to an on-ice encounter between two players as a 'fight' but but police said later that they did not at this time know the nature of the encounter.

News from © The Canadian Press, 2016
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