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Police in Thunder Bay investigating off-ice hockey assault allegations

Player allegedly punches coach in hallway tussle on Tuesday night
Tensions spilled over from a chippy contest between the Thunder Bay North Stars and Dryden Ice Dogs on Tuesday, April 17, 2018. (Leith Dunick,

THUNDER BAY – Police have confirmed they are investigating an alleged assault that took place Tuesday night at Fort William Gardens.

Thunder Bay Police were called to the rink after an off-ice altercation between the Thunder Bay North Stars and Dryden Ice Dogs, following Thunder Bay’s 2-1 win in Game 3 of their Superior International Junior Hockey League final.

Multiple sources have said a North Stars player allegedly punched an Ice Dogs coach.

Police say charges are pending.

The league on Wednesday announced that North Stars forward Avery Siau, along with Ice Dogs defenceman Carson Lux and forward Matthew Pitchenese have each been suspended indefinitely.


Leith Dunick

About the Author: Leith Dunick

A proud Nova Scotian who has called Thunder Bay home since 2002, Leith has been the editor of Thunder Bay Source for 17 years and has served a similar role with since 2009. Twitter: @LeithDunick
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