Family wants criminal charges against referee

Kainen, 12, got into a second fight at the end of the game and the referee stepped in to stop it....

Kainen, 12, got into a second fight at the end of the game and the referee stepped in to stop it. He was skating Kainen off the ice when the pair fell, with the referee landing on top of the boy, breaking his wrist in the process.

Tessa Vanderhart, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 6:53 PM ET

WINNIPEG - The parents of a 12-year-old hockey player injured by a referee while being carted off the ice say the official should face criminal charges.

But police say they are simply continuing to try to unravel what happened at Southdale Community Centre on Sunday.

The emotional game between teams from Brokenhead Ojibway Nation and Sagkeeng First Nation during the annual Southeast Aboriginal Tournament deteriorated into several fights, with off-ice adults getting involved on the ice.

A published video of the altercation "speaks for itself," dad Robert Bell wrote on Facebook.

"I'm so lost for words right now over people thinking what a grown man did to my 12-year-old son," Bell wrote. "Really how can (you) blame him for what the ref did."

Bell's son Kainen, 12, got into a second fight at the end of the game and the referee stepped in to stop it.


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