Mike Milbury charged with assaulting pee-wee hockey player

Police say the assault was both physical and verbal

Mike Milbury may go down as the worst general manager of the NHL’s modern era, but if there is any substance to allegations out of Brookline, Mass., his judgment has reached a new low. Milbury, 59, has been charged with assault and battery on a child in connection with an alleged attack last Friday on 12-year-old pee wee hockey player. Police say the assault was both physical and verbal, and that Milbury—currently an analyst on CBC’s Hockey Night in Canada—uttered threats. The confrontation allegedly took place just after a game between Milbury’s son’s team, which he coaches, and an opposing team from the Boston area. A melée reportedly erupted on the ice, and Milbury is accused of grabbing, shaking and berating one of the players on the opposing team. If true, the allegations raise questions as to his suitability as an on-air analyst—especially on Hockey Night, a broadcast that plays up its connections to the grassroots of minor hockey.

Boston Herald


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