Montreal mayor to step in after cops stop road hockey game

Jordan Whiteland, centre, and Nick Cotto focus on a shot by Joel Blancher as the trio played a...

Jordan Whiteland, centre, and Nick Cotto focus on a shot by Joel Blancher as the trio played a little road hockey on First Avenue in Brockville, Ont. on Wednesday, Sept. 4 2013 . Darcy Cheek/QMI Agency file photo

Sarah Belisle, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 3:24 PM ET

MONTREAL — Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre says he'll intervene after police told a group of kids to stop playing road hockey in the residential area of Pointe-aux-Trembles.

Police said they received a complaint from a neighbour.

They cited a local bylaw that forbids the obstruction of traffic flow on city streets.

"When I was a kid I loved playing street hockey," tweeted Coderre. "I don't understand what's going on in Pointe-aux-Trembles. I'll be looking into it."

"This is ridiculous," said Bridget Sykycki, whose children — eight and 11 years old — were among those who were told to stop. "This is where so many Canadian kids learn to play the game."

 


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