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Video: Hockey Player Banned For Life For Despicable Act

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NEWARK, NJ - DECEMBER 11: Pucks lie on the ice during warmups prior to the game between the Florida Panthers and the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center on December 11, 2009 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

A hockey player has been banned for life for a despicable act against a referee.

A player in the United States Premier Hockey League has been banned for life after hitting a referee during the middle of a game.

One of the players on the South Shore Kings got frustrated with the referee. As he was skating off the ice, he punched the ref.

Yikes. The league swiftly announced that the player has been banned for life. "The action taken today by a USPHL player is completely unacceptable in the USPHL. The USPHL has zero tolerance for any player striking any official, at any time."

The incident is also being investigated by local authorities.

"The incident is currently being investigated by local authorities and as such the USPHL will have no further comments at this time.”