High School Coach from Mississauga Charged With Assault


A high school football coach from Mississauga has been charged in connection with an alleged assault on a player in Pickering. 

Durham police say that on Saturday, June 22 at approximately 7:00 p.m., officers were called to the scene of a disturbance on Liverpool Road in Pickering. 

Police say that after a high school junior football game between the Mississauga Warriors and the Durham Dolphins, an altercation took place as the teams were shaking hands. 

Police allege that several players were involved in a physical altercation and that during the incident, a 16-year-old Pickering male was assaulted by one of the coaches of the Mississauga team. 

The teen was taken to a Toronto-area hospital with a head injury and later released. 

Nicholas Pelehaty, 45, has been charged with assault causing bodily harm. 

He was released on a promise to appear. 

Investigators are looking for people who witnessed the incident or anyone who may have captured the event on video to come forward. 

Anyone with new information is asked to contact D/Cst. Gordon or D/Cst Mackinnon of West Division Criminal Investigation Bureau at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 2542/2529.

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