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.
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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