Weber State Hockey Player Allegedly Hits Fan with Stick

Weber State Hockey Player Allegedly Hits Fan with Stick


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LOGAN, Utah (AP) -- A Weber State hockey player who allegedly hit a Utah State fan with his stick may soon be facing charges.

Wildcat forward John Vander Velpen has NOT been officially charged yet, but police say charges are pending after he allegedly hit U-S-U fan Miles Wandersee in the face with his hockey stick.

The alleged attack happened on December 17th after a hockey game between Weber State and Utah State at the Eccles Ice Arena.

Police say Vander Velpen told them Wandersee and others had been spitting on him and his fellow players. Wandersee did admit to heckling the Weber players, but says it was all in fun.

Police say they're waiting for Wandersee to give them his medical reports and hospital bills before charges are filed, which could be class B misdemeanor assault charges.

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