The WA Ice Hockey Association will investigate an incident at a grand final in which a player was reportedly left with a broken neck.
Mark Korell, a father of two young children, was playing for the West Coast Patriots in the open-age senior division grand final against the Northern Vikings at Mirrabooka's Xtreme Ice Arena on Sunday when he was injured.
Korell was taken to hospital and it was understood he had a fracture to the C5 vertebra in his neck.
Association president Randy Salmond confirmed the injury happened after a heavy collision with a Vikings player. He said Korell had the puck at the time.
Mr Salmond said it had not been confirmed Korell had broken his neck because the effects of the injury were still emerging."We will be holding a tribunal to get to the bottom of the incident," he said.
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