NEW YORK (WFAN/AP) – Former Islanders head coach and general manager Mike Milbury has been charged with assaulting and threatening a youth hockey player in Massachusetts.
Brookline police Capt. Tom Keaveney said Milbury was an assistant coach on his son’s team when he allegedly attacked a player on the opposing team during a Dec. 9 game at a rink at town-owned Larz Andersen Park.
Milbury, who serves as a hockey analyst on NBC and Versus, was head coach of the Islanders from 1995-99. He was fired as general manager in 2006 after 11 tumultuous years with the franchise.
The Boston Herald reports Milbury, who coaches for the Boch Blazers, allegedly became enraged when his son got into a tangle with a youth on the Boston Junior Black Hawks.
It’s alleged that Milbury then ran onto the ice and issued a verbal and physical attack on the 12-year-old boy.
Keaveney said Milbury faces misdemeanor charges including assault and battery, threats to commit a crime and disorderly conduct.
He said the 59-year-old Milbury will be summoned to Brookline District Court. A message was left for Milbury’s attorney.
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