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Connecticut hockey referee arrested after removing player from ice

March 10, 2014 5:23:14 AM PDT
A referee at a youth hockey game is facing charges after physically removing a player from the ice over the weekend.

Stephen Levins, 55, is free on $5,000 bond following his arrest Saturday after the game involving 13- and 14-year-old players.

A witness says the player shot a puck at Levins' head after being ejected from the game.

Parents say Levins then dragged the teen off the ice, which angered some parents so much they went after the official.

Police were called to the Champions Skating Center late Saturday afternoon and arrested Levins, of Rocky Hill, for breach of peace and risk of injury to a minor.

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