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Linesman's neck cut in Canada junior hockey game

WOODSTOCK, Ontario - WOODSTOCK, Ontario (AP) — A hockey linesman's neck has been slashed during a junior league game. Witnesses say his neck was gushing blood as he skated off the ice, and he collapsed before reaching the bench.

Kevin Brown initially was reported in stable condition, but Woodstock Renegades owner Bill McLeod says he's been told Brown is "not doing so well now."

Team trainers say Brown drifted in and out of consciousness as he was loaded into an ambulance.

The 25-year-old linesman was cut when two players fell to the ice late in a game between the Renegades and New Hamburg Firebirds. The Junior C game was immediately stopped.

THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP's earlier story is below.

WOODSTOCK, Ont. (AP) — A 25-year-old hockey linesman has had his neck cut by a skate during a Junior C game in Woodstock, Ont.

Kevin Brown was initially reported to be in stable condition, but Woodstock Renegades owner Bill McLeod says he's been told Brown is "not doing so well now."

Two players fell to the ice during a scrum late in a game between the Renegades and New Hamburg Firebirds, and one of their skates came up and cut the linesman.

Witnesses say Brown's neck was gushing blood as he skated off the ice, and he collapsed before he could reach the benches.

Team trainers say he drifted in and out of consciousness as he was loaded into an ambulance.

The game was immediately stopped.

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