NH brothers ordered to stay away from TD Garden
BOSTON -- Instead of a penalty box, two New Hampshire brothers found themselves in court on Tuesday, apparently after they jumped the glass during a recent Bruins game.
“I thought the one guy was gonna fall, hit his head on the ice and kill himself,” said a Bruins player.
On Saturday night, for a moment, NHL players and officials weren't alone on the ice.
In a photo taken by the Boston Herald you can see two brothers hopping over the glass and onto the ice as a stunned ref looks on.
Many Bruins players watched as they dropped about 10 feet to the rink below.
“It's not a good idea. Not at all. That’s a long ways down. They're really lucky they didn't get seriously injured,” said Shawn Thornton, a Boston Bruins forward.
Brothers Jon and Matthew Parker were arraigned in court, and afterwards they didn't want to answer any questions about their alleged prank. But Bruins fans have plenty to say about the stunt.
“It’s obviously pretty stupid,” said one man.
“You've got to respect the rules, and there has to be consequences for things like this that happen,” said another man.
“What would be going through someone’s mind? You don't belong on the ice, stay off the ice,” added Steve Compere, a Bruins fan.
Police say the New Hampshire brothers, ages 17 and 20, appeared to be under the influence of alcohol.
They've been charged with disturbing a public assembly, and their leap onto the ice will likely be the last time they'll be allowed to step foot anywhere inside the TD Garden.
“I was fairly impressed on how quick he got over that high glass. That was quite impressive. And then he almost made the landing too, which was equally as impressive,” said Thornton.
It was no laughing matter for the two brothers. They are now defendants in a criminal case, and are scheduled to be back in court in February.
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