The NJCAA hockey national champion ended in brutal fashion, with a player from Erie Community College losing his cool and viciously checking a referee which left him unconscious.
With Erie losing to Dakota College, 7-4, in the game’s final moments, freshman Brandon Day came flying out of the penalty box to level a referee.
The referee was injured by the brutal check and officials called off the game prematurely.
Dakota College won the game, which ended with 39 seconds remaining.
Here is the incident:
There is no excuse and no place for that in any sport at any level.
To make matters worse, this was the last-ever NJCAA national hockey tournament final, according to Sports Illustrated.