Ex-NHL player's role in youth team brawl under scrutiny

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Posted: Feb 27, 2017 5:58 PM
Ex-NHL player's role in youth team brawl under scrutiny

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Prosecutors are looking at former NHL player Andrew Peters' role in an on-ice brawl involving the youth hockey team he coaches in Buffalo.

A video posted on YouTube shows Saturday's fight escalating into the Buffalo Junior Sabres' bench and Peters appearing to shove a player from the opposing Ontario team backward onto the ice. After the game, the 36-year-old Peters was suspended from coaching Buffalo's 15-and-under team.

A spokeswoman for Erie County District Attorney John Flynn says the office is conferring with Buffalo police, who were called to investigate. Spokeswoman Joanna Pasceri says no complaint has been filed.

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On his radio show Monday, Peters said he couldn't discuss the altercation but that fighting in youth sports is unacceptable. He said he didn't do a good job communicating that to his team.