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COR­NER BROOK – Mi­nor hockey coach Jamie Brake of Mead­ows has been charged with as­sault.

Brake, who was the coach of the Cor­ner Brook Roy­als bantam all-star team, was one of two men al­legedly in­volved in an al­ter­ca­tion in the park­ing lot of the Cor­ner Brook civic cen­tre March 5.

Brake was not be­hind the bench to coach the all-star team when it com­peted in its pro­vin­cial cham­pi­onship tour­na­ment dur­ing the Easter break.

The mi­nor hockey as­so­ci­a­tion has since con­firmed Brake was sus­pended from his coach­ing du­ties at the time of the Easter tour­na­ment, pend­ing the out­come of the pros­e­cu­tion of the charge.

The Royal New­found­land Con­stab­u­lary, which had pre­vi­ously said the in­ves­ti­ga­tion was on­go­ing, con­firmed two weeks ago that it had filed a sin­gle charge in the in­ves­ti­ga­tion. The po­lice still would not con­firm who had been charged at the time be­cause the in­for­ma­tion out­lin­ing the al­leged of­fence had yet to be filed with the pro­vin­cial court.

The charge against 43-year-old Brake, who is the mayor of Mead­ows, was not sworn at pro­vin­cial court un­til May 7 and his mat­ter is now sched­uled to be called for elec­tion and plea June 11.

This past sea­son, Brake also coached the West­ern Knights of the pro­vin­cial mi­nor midget hockey league and was as­sis­tant coach with the pro­vin­cial boys’ hockey team that com­peted at the 2019 Canada Win­ter Games in Red Deer, Alta.

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