A Winnipeg hockey dad has been found guilty of attacking another parent after their children's hockey game two years ago.
Paul Buchanan was convicted of assault on Monday in connection with the December 2009 attack, which happened following a hockey game in which Buchanan's son was playing.
Court heard that Buchanan throttled the father of a player from the opposing team. A woman broke up the fight and escorted Buchanan outside, but the other man came out and the men fought again.
"Our little team was down celebrating and coming out to see two dads fighting in the parking lot," Buchanan told CBC News on Tuesday.
Buchanan was also found guilty of uttering threats and making threatening phone calls to the woman who had broken up the fight. He has been ordered to stay away from the parents involved in the incident.
Last week, Buchanan went public with his experiences as a teenager with former hockey coach Graham James, who was convicted of sexually assaulting two former players, including former NHL star Theoren Fleury.
In a Dec. 8 interview with CBC News, Buchanan said he turned down James's advances, then the coach began shunning and benching him.
"After all I've been through with hockey coaches bullying me and attacking me and … Graham James trying to control my life, I just never imagined I would be painted as the villain," Buchanan said.
The Fort Garry North Hockey Association, where Buchanan is currently a convener, told CBC News its board will review his position at its next meeting in January.