A man accused of beating two New York Rangers fans during a post-game brawl in Philadelphia will be tried on assault charges.
A judge ordered 32-year-old Dennis Veteri of Glassboro, N.J., to stand trial following a preliminary hearing on Thursday in Philadelphia.
The fight occurred outside a cheesesteak stand after the Jan. 2 Winter Classic hockey game between the Rangers and Philadelphia Flyers.
According to The Philadelphia Inquirer, the victims testified Thursday that Veteri was in a group of Flyers fans who taunted and assaulted them as they waited for sandwiches.
One of the victims, an off-duty police officer from Woodbridge, N.J., was beaten unconscious and seriously injured.
An attorney for Veteri could not immediately be reached.