TEWKSBURY — Police Chief Ryan M. Columbus reports that the Tewksbury Police Department is actively investigating after receiving reports of a physical altercation between groups of parents and athletes that took place during a youth hockey game last weekend.
On Saturday Nov. 6, 2021, at approximately 4 p.m., Tewksbury Police were called to the Breakaway Ice Center, located at 20 Carter St for a report of a fight. Upon arrival, officers determined that a confrontation broke out among players at the conclusion of an 18U league game between teams from Tewksbury and Raynham. The fight escalated and parents of the athletes became involved.
Police have interviewed the referees from the game and are reviewing surveillance footage from the rink. Tewksbury Police detectives have also obtained and are reviewing video footage of the altercation that was posted to social media. Te investigation remains ongoing.
At least one player suffered a laceration to the face. No ambulance transports were required.
Chief Columbus takes the safety of youth and recreational programming in the Town of Tewksbury very seriously. As this is an active and ongoing investigation, further details cannot be provided at this time. Additional updates will be provided as they become available.