APTN National News
The Norway House Northstars met the Thompson, Man., Miners in a hockey game last weekend that turned into an ugly racial incident.
The RCMP had to escort the Norway House team and their families from the arena and the incident is now under investigation.
The hockey game involved players as young as 15 years-old.
The game turned ugly quickly. A Norway House player was slashed in the head during play, breaking his helmet. Another Norway House player was assaulted by two adult men and a woman who yelled racial slurs at the player, according to witnesses.
The player’s mother told APTN National News her son had a blooded lip as he left the rink.
Officials stopped the game with eight minutes left in the second period. The RCMP was initially called to the rink midway through the same period.