WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Winston-Salem police were called to break up a fight during a Carolina Thunderbirds game Saturday night, according to a news release from Winston-Salem police.
The Thunderbirds were playing the Elmira Enforcers in game two of the Federal Hockey League best-of-five championship series at the Winston-Salem Fairgrounds Annex.
Winston-Salem police said a Thunderbirds fan threw a drink on Enforcers players after the game. This led to a fight between a player and a fan, which in turn led to a number of other fans and security personnel getting involved as well.
An off-duty ALE officer was the only sworn law-enforcement official originally working the event and called in Winston-Salem police for assistance.
By the time Winston-Salem police got there, officials at the game had gotten control of the situation.
No serious injuries were reported.
Game 3 of the series is scheduled to be played Friday night in Elmira, New York. The Thunderbirds are up 2 games to 0 in the series.
VIDEO: Here’s the moment that Elmira goaltender Troy Passingham snapped and assaulted a Thunderbirds fan that allegedly sprayed a water bottle at home – resulting in Owner Barry Soskin’s wife being hit as well. pic.twitter.com/2hja9umL8J
— Bus League Hockey (@BusLeagueHockey) April 21, 2019