MANCHESTER, N.H. (CBS) – A goalie for the Manchester Monarchs minor league hockey team has been suspended after he was arrested for allegedly assaulting his girlfriend inside her apartment.
Police in Manchester, N.H, said that Patrik Bartosak, 22, of Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., was arrested for a Monday incident during which police say he verbally and physically assaulted a woman.
Manchester Police say Bartosak showed up at a woman’s apartment early Monday morning, apparently intoxicated.
Bartosak accused the woman of cheating on him, police say. He allegedly put his hands around the woman’s neck and hit her both with an open hand and closed fist.
At about 6:30 p.m., the woman called police after she said Bartosak sent her threatening text messages.
Officers arrested Bartosak and charged him with second degree assault, five counts of simple assault, two counts of criminal threatening and stalking.
Bartosak was arraigned on Tuesday and released on $10,000 bail. He is next scheduled to appear in court on December 16 for a probable cause hearing.
On Wednesday afternoon, the Los Angeles Kings announced that the goalie has been suspended for the incident.
This morning our Club suspended Patrik Bartosak for his actions resulting in his arrest in Manchester, NH on November 16. We take this matter very seriously. Our response in this matter reflects our extreme disappointment, particularly given the programs we have instituted internally and the commitment our organization has made to educating our players on the prevention of domestic violence. This is the first step in an ongoing process as we continue to gather information related to this incident and monitor the legal proceedings.
According to the Monarchs website, Bartosak has started two of the team’s 12 games so far this season.