LITTLETON, Colo. — A Colorado youth hockey player is facing a municipal assault charge for their alleged actions on the ice, according to a redacted police report obtained by Denver7.
The incident happened during a tournament for various competitive club teams on Saturday at the Ice Ranch in Littleton. Denver7 has chosen not to identify the specific teams involved.
Mickey Keenan identified his 15-year-old son, Xander, as the player who was assaulted.
“My wife and I, we were upstairs at the Ice Ranch and watching him, just in shock,” Mickey said. “I saw the few kicks, I saw the tackle. And then I, you know, threw my barstool to the side and started running down the stairs to see what was happening.”
At the time, the opposing team was on a 5-3 power play, the report states.
According to the police report, Xander told authorities he was skating towards the corner of the ice in order to get the puck. The opposing player’s skate went behind Xander’s skate, and he tripped, according to the 15-year-old. Xander said he landed on top of the opposing player’s hockey stick.