Former Bruin Milbury Will Not Face Assault Charges
No probable cause found in case of Mike Milbury, Pee Wee hockey coach and former Boston Bruin.
Mike Milbury will not face charges of assaulting a child, following a closed hearing today at Brookline District Court. The magistrate determined that there was no probable cause in the incident and no criminal action will be taken. Milbury referred to the incident as an "unfortunate misunderstanding," and said to reporters afterward that he was pleased with the court's ruling.
Last week, Brookline Police released information about Milbury, a Needham resident who faced allegations that he had assaulted a 12-year-old boy at a Pee Wee hockey game at the Larz Anderson Park week before. Milbury is the coach of the Boch Blazers, who were playing against the Boston Junior Blackhawks in an exhibition match.
According to witnesses cited in the police report, players from the Blazers started to talk trash to one Blackhawks player, who then started a fight with Milbury's son. Milbury reportedly yelled at the kid to "[expletive] leave my son alone." After the game, an assistant coach for the Blackhawks reported that he saw Milbury yelling at one player, grab him by the collar, shake him and repeatedly swear at the victim, and the assistant coach then ran in to break up the argument.
Milbury indicated today that he will have more to say on the incident later, but is now looking forward to celebrating Christmas with his family.