12/30/2011 11:31 EST | Updated 02/29/2012 05:12 EST

Canucks hockey fan claims Sharks fan assaulted her during game between teams in San Jose

SAN JOSE, Calif. - San Jose police are investigating a 16-year-old girl's report that she was assaulted during a Sharks National Hockey League game at HP Pavilion while wearing the opposing team's jersey.

Maggie Herger told the San Jose Mercury News ( ) that a drunken Sharks fan hit her in the head during Wednesday's game between the Sharks and Vancouver Canucks.

Herger, of Discovery Bay, says she suffered a concussion and was taken away in an ambulance.

But according to the Sharks, the other fan told police and arena staff the contact was accidental and occurred during the celebration of a Sharks goal.

Police say they have taken statements from witnesses but don't expect to assign detectives to the case for at least a few days, and nobody has been arrested.


Information from: San Jose Mercury News,