Hockey dad arrested for attacking 14-year-old player

Friday October 25th, 2013

The scene at a youth hockey game in Florida was not as idyllic as this scene. (Norm Hall/Getty Images) The scene at a youth hockey game in Florida was not as idyllic as this one. (Norm Hall/Getty Images)

Dr. Matthew Supran, a 44-year-old chiropractor in Palm Beach County, Fla., was arrested on Wednesday after he allegedly punched a 14-year-old youth hockey player in the face and slammed his head into the boards on Sunday.

The victim had elbowed Supran's son in the head, earning a five-minute penalty and enraging Supran, who stands 6-foot-3 and weighs 230 pounds. The referee and a coach had to pull Supran off the player.

Said the victim's mother, Kristy Cardieri: “The parents get really worked up at these games. A lot of them say and do things they shouldn't do. But this went to a whole new level.”

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Supran, who has no prior arrests, was released on $3,000 bail.

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