UPDATE: Injured hockey player released from hospital

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UPDATE: The player from the Pictou County Aecon Atlantic Scotians Junior B hockey team who was injured during Sunday night’s game has been released from hospital.

Luke Spicer, 18, was released from the QE2 Health Science Centre hospital in Halifax on Wednesday.

Spicer was involved in an incident at the Trenton Rink while playing an opposing team. He suffered head and shoulder injuries as a result and was transferred to the Halifax hospital. Yesterday, he returned to his home to be on bed rest and strict medical conditions.

He has suffered serious injuries but improves every day. He will not be returning to university for the rest of the term year and will require therapy over the next few months.

New Glasgow Regional Police are still investigating the on-ice incident that involved two players. Glasgow Regional Police Const. Ken MacDonald would only describe the event as an “incident” and said it involved one player from each Junior B hockey team – the Scotians and the Glace Bay Jr. Miners.

MacDonald said the incident occurred during the first period of the hockey game. The game was delayed until the player was taken to hospital, then play resumed.

Police are asking for the public’s assistance; if anyone took any pictures, video or witnessed the incident on Sunday night they are asked to call New Glasgow Regional Police Major Crime Unit at 902-752-1941.

MacDonald said police are still in the preliminary stages of the investigation and he is unsure yet whether charges will be laid.

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