Wednesday March 6 12:27 PM ET
Hockey Player Makes Nazi Salute
BERLIN (AP) - An American who once played in the NHL made a stiff-armed Hitler salute and called a referee a Nazi during a game in a German hockey league.
Scott Levins, a right wing for the Berlin Polar Bears, reacted after being called for a minor penalty. The Nazi salute is banned in Germany.
``We will conduct an investigation and request a statement,'' said Gernot Tripcke, general manager of the German pro league. Any punishment will be up to the club, he said.
Levins' actions came during the Polar Bears' 3-0 win over Iserlohn Roosters on Tuesday.
Levins was an NHL journeyman, playing for Winnipeg, Florida, Ottawa, and Phoenix. He is with his third club in three seasons in the German league.