03/24/2015 12:05 EDT | Updated 05/23/2015 05:59 EDT

Stephen Peat, Former NHL Player, Charged With Langley, B.C. Arson

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Washington - September 21: Stephen Peat #51 of the Washington Capitals looks on from the bench against the Buffalo Sabres during the NHL game on September 21, 2005 at the MCI Center in Washington, D.C. The Sabres beat the Capitals 4-3. (Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)
LANGLEY, B.C. - Former NHL player Stephen Peat faces two arson charges in connection to a fire at his father's home last week.

The 35-year-old Peat turned himself into RCMP in Langley, B.C., on Thursday and was charged with arson with disregard for human life and arson causing property damage.

RCMP Cpl. Holly Marks said shortly after the fire last Tuesday that the flames started after a domestic dispute between a father and son.

Police said a witness saw a person lighting the fire and made an unsuccessful attempt to stop the man.

Peat remains in custody after appearing in court on Monday morning.

Peat played in five hockey leagues over his career, including off and on for the NHL's Washington Capitals from 2001 to 2006.


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