MONTGOMERYVILLE, Pa. (AP) – Five former high school hockey players in Pennsylvania will stand trial on assault charges stemming from an on-ice brawl earlier this year.READ MORE: COVID-19 In Pittsburgh: Allegheny Co. Health Dept. Reports 372 New Coronavirus Cases, Bringing County Total To 89,917
At a preliminary hearing Tuesday, prosecutors alleged it was a planned attack during the Ridley High School players’ final game in March.
Defense attorneys argued that fighting is just a part of the game.
Ridley was losing 7-1 to Central Bucks West with seven minutes to go in a tournament quarterfinal game when the brawl started.READ MORE: 95-Year-Old Squirrel Hill Woman's Birthday Wishes Granted Thanks To UPMC, Nonprofit
Prosecutors allege the five seniors knew that since it was likely their last game they couldn’t be suspended for fighting, so they took out their frustrations on CB West players.
Three CB West players were injured, including one with a broken nose and a broken bone around his eye.
An arraignment is set for Jan. 17.MORE NEWS: Openings Still Available For AHN Johnson And Johnson Vaccine Clinic In Monroeville By Appointment Only
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