Storm’s De Frias pleads not guilty to assault causing bodily harm
The leading scorer of a local junior hockey team has pleaded not guilty to a serious assault charge stemming from an off-ice incident in October.
During a brief hearing in Kamloops provincial court on Thursday, Jan. 5, Colten De Frias entered a not-guilty plea to one count of assault causing bodily harm.
The 20-year-old forward leads the Kamloops Storm with 67 points through 34 games this season.
He was arrested following an alleged altercation on Oct. 23.
It is believed the charges stem from a fight outside a Victoria Street bar, an altercation that left another man injured.
Last week, Storm owner and general manager Barry Dewar told KTW the team was aware of the charges, but had not disciplined De Frias because the alleged incident took place on his own time.