A Quebec man faces assault charges after he was arrested for throwing a can of beer at a hockey referee during a junior league game, according to Le Journal de Montreal.
It happened during a game last week between the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies and the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada. When Huskies forward Francis Perron was penalized two minutes for roughing, a beer can suddenly descended from the stands and hit referee Dominick Bédard where he’d rather not be hit.
He was understandably in some discomfort.
The assailant was identified as Alexandre Perron, Francis’s brother, who had been sitting in the sixth row. The 29-year-old was ejected from the stadium. Police confirmed to the Journal that a man was arrested in connection with the incident and will appear in court in May. They wouldn’t confirm who was arrested but take a guess.
Perron’s father said his elder son regrets the incident.
- Dan Gartland