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Alexander Peepre, Stanley Cup Rioter And UBC Student, Sentenced

09/13/2012 07:54 EDT | Updated 09/14/2012 02:36 EDT
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FILE - This June 15, 2011 file photo shows Vancouver Canucks hockey fans rioting in downtown Vancouver, Canada following the Vancouver Canucks 4-0 loss to the Boston Bruins in game 7 of the Stanley Cup hockey final. In what is called the largest crime spree in Vancouver history, police recommend that 60 people be charged with everything from assault to breaking and entering after the downtown Stanley Cup riot last June. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Ryan Remiorz, File)

A student at the University of British Columbia will spend his weekends in jail for his role in the 2011 Stanley Cup riot.

Alexander Peepre, 21, was sentenced to 60 days in jail but he will only have to serve on weekends so that he can continue to pursue a political science degree from UBC, the Province reported.

Peepre will spend the next 20 weekends in jail, from 7 p.m. Fridays until 5 p.m. Sundays.

But that's not all. Peepre has also been ordered to pay $2,000 in restitution to the owner of a GMC truck after he helped flip it during the riot that followed the Canucks' loss to the Boston Bruins in the Stanley Cup Final, the Vancouver Sun reported.

Peepre's legal troubles may not be over. During the riot he allegedly assaulted Good Samaritan Cameron Brown while he was already knocked to the ground, 24 Hours Vancouver reported.

Brown attended the hearing with the intention of serving Peepre with notice of a civil suit.

Brown seeks $5,000 to compensate for pain and suffering and an additional $5,000 to repair a camera that was damaged that night. Peepre was taken to court detention before he could be served.

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