Josh Harris apologizes after landed helicopter forced cancellation of youth game

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Monday, November 16, 2015

NEWARK, N.J. -- An owner of the NHL's New Jersey Devils is apologizing to two youth soccer teams after his helicopter landed on the field where they were going to play, forcing the game's cancellation.

Officials at a Newark prep school that lets Devils owner Josh Harris use its field say an apparent scheduling error was to blame.

The helicopter was at the school Sunday night to pick up Harris after a Devils game at the Prudential Center that went into overtime.

Harris, who also owns the NBA's Philadelphia 76ers, says he understands the frustration of the soccer players' families because he's also spent many hours watching his kids play sports.

He said Wednesday such a mix-up won't happen again.

He's also inviting the teams and their families to be his guests at a Devils game.

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