Police say a woman is facing an assault charge after an incident following a weekend hockey game in Timmins, Ont.
Staff Sgt. Martin Wallingford says police allege a 39-year-old Timmins woman assaulted an 11-year-old boy by cross-checking him with a hockey stick.
The incident is alleged to have happened at a local arena on Sunday.
Police are not releasing any names to protect the identity of the boy.
The arena is also not being identified.
The woman is due in court Jan. 21 to face a charge of assault with a weapon.
A 39-year-old Timmins woman has been charged with assaulting an 11-year-old boy with his own hockey stick after a peewee hockey game.
The woman allegedly confronted the boy off the ice following the game and then crosschecked him in the back with the hockey stick, Timmins Police Staff Sgt. Martin Wallingford said in a statement.
Her first court appearance is scheduled Jan. 21.
Wallingford said no names are being released in order to protect the identities of the child and the teams involved.
An unofficial source told The Daily Press the assault occurred during an afternoon game held at the Whitney Arena.
Police are asking anyone who witnessed the assault to contact the Timmins Police at 264-1201.