Nanaimo Minor League Hockey Injury, No Charges To Be Laid

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RCMP announced Thursday that no charges will be laid after a 14-year-old Bantam hockey player was injured during a game in Nanaimo B.C. ( | Shutterstock

NANAIMO, B.C. - The RCMP say no charges will be laid against a 14-year-old hockey player after another player was injured during a Bantam game in Nanaimo, B.C., in September.

The Mounties investigated after the injured player's father complained his son suffered a ruptured spleen during a game between a Nanaimo boy's team and a visiting team from Saanich on Sept. 23.

Police say they looked into allegations involving a body check on the injured Saanich player, and a subsequent hit in which the Nanaimo player’s stick was apparently used in a spearing fashion.

However, police say after speaking to witnesses to watching a video of the game, investigators have determined there was no criminal intent in either of the checks.

Const. Gary O’Brien says the players, parents and Nanaimo minor hockey officials have been told about the results of the investigation.