Referee arrested at Conn. youth hockey game

CROMWELL, Conn. (AP) — A referee at a youth hockey game in Cromwell was arrested after police say he physically escorted a teenage boy player off the ice after kicking him out of the game, which angered some parents so much they went after the referee.

Police were called to the Champions Skating Center late Saturday afternoon and arrested 55-year-old Stephen Levins of Rocky Hill, who was charged with breach of peace and risk of injury to a minor.

Police say Levins ejected a player from the game by calling a “match penalty” and physically escorted him off the ice.

Authorities say Levins’ actions upset many parents who tried to get onto the ice, while others called 911.

Levins didn’t immediately respond to a message seeking comment Sunday.

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