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Police called in to referee situations


City police were called to two Barrie hockey rinks on the weekend to deal with game-related incidents.

On Friday evening at Holly Community Centre, a referee called police because an irate coach was trying to get into the changing room - but was being restrained by others. It was suggested the coach felt the referee had been too aggressive with the players.

The situation was diffused when police officers arrived. No charges were laid.

On Saturday at Allandale Recreation Centre, just before 8 p.m., an on-ice altercation caused fans in the stands to become unruly near the end of the second period at a minor midget game.

The caller told police people were fighting in the stands and players were fighting in the penalty box.

Once officers arrived, however, things settled down and the game finished without incidents on the ice or in the stands.

Police stayed at the arena until the teams left the ice separately, then waited while both teams left the building at different times to prevent any further altercations.

There were no charges laid in this incident either.

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