Hockey dad gets 3 days in prison for threatening ref at youth game

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – A Pennsylvania man will spend three days in prison for threatening to kill a referee at his son’s ice hockey game.

Henry Flynn, 47, of Holland, was sentenced Monday after Dauphin County Senior Judge Lawrence Clark found him guilty of disorderly conduct, according to the district attorney’s office.

Authorities said Flynn became angry during his son’s December game against the Hershey Junior Bears at Twin Ponds East in Susquehanna Township. He shouted at the referees throughout the game and then tried to confront one of the refs by waiting at the entrance to the ice.

He then threatened to kill the referee in the parking lot, prosecutors said. Witnesses reported the threat, and the referee called police.

Clark told Flynn he should set a better example for his children.

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