Arrest Made Following Red Devils Lacrosse Game

The following is a release from the Windsor Police regarding an incident that occurred at Wednesday’s Wallaceburg Red Devils and Windsor Clippers playoff game in Windsor.

On Wednesday June 28, 2017, shortly before 10:00 pm, patrol officers were dispatched to a disturbance at the Forest Glade Arena, located at 3205 Forest Glade Drive.

Officers arrived to find large crowds of people exiting the arena, and were directed towards the area outside the dressing rooms where a game between two Junior B lacrosse teams had been taking place.

Officers attended the outer dressing room area in the arena and noted a large crowd was still gathered near a temporary barricade separating both dressing room outer areas.

Officers dispersed the crowd in what was described as a tense atmosphere.

Officers were then advised that an adult male had allegedly assaulted another adult male with a lacrosse stick.

An investigation into this complaint was launched, witnesses were spoken to, and video surveillance was reviewed.

The 18 year old male victim was located and confirmed to have minor injuries.

A 30 year old adult male was identified and arrested at the arena without incident. He faces one count of assault with a weapon.

He was released on a Promise to Appear with a future court date of August 1st, 2017.

The Windsor Police would like to remind the public that competitive sporting matches can often get emotional and intense, but the fair play and competition should take place during the sporting event. Competitive sport often has a contact element involved with the players, but all citizens are still bound by the law when it comes to their actions.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Windsor Police Service at 519-255-6700 ext. 4000, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 519-258-8477 (TIPS) or online at

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    I have been around contact sports for a very long time and I understand how easy it is to go off in the heat of the moment. HOWEVER, the actions of that coach with the goalie stick are well beyond the scope of anything normal. This guy lost his mind. Anyone that is that unhinged should not have a coaching certificate and never coach any sport involving young people again.