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No penalty for hockey ref accused of assaulting player

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The alleged incident took place at the Champions Skating Center in Cromwell. (WFSB file photo) The alleged incident took place at the Champions Skating Center in Cromwell. (WFSB file photo)
CROMWELL, CT (WFSB) -

A hockey referee accused of assaulting a player in Cromwell is no longer facing charges.

Stephen Levins, 56, had faced risk of injury and breach of peace charges stemming from a March 8 incident.

Levin's lawyer, James Bergenn, said it started at a hockey game at the Champions Skating Center on Progress Drive. The competition became heated and someone in the crowd called police.

Bergenn said it was a mother who told officers that Levin had assaulted her son. The attack allegedly happened while Levin was escorting the player off of the rink.

In court, prosecutors said they couldn't prove that Levin did anything more than enforce the game's rules.

Bergenn said his client did nothing wrong and that the charges were based off of a lie.

The judge agreed and dismissed the case.

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