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A junior hockey player is facing a lifetime ban after he sucker-punched an official in the face during a U.S. Premier Hockey League game on Sunday.
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During the first period of a game against Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, Paul Halloran – a player on the South Shore Kings – was sent to the penalty box by the referee, and he took his frustrations out by punching him.
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The referee dropped to the ice, but got up and appeared to be fine.
The USPHL commissioner sent out a statement after the incident.
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“The action taken today by a USPHL player is completely unacceptable in the USPHL,” the statement read. “The…
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