Tibbetts Appears Before Parole Board

From Associated Press

Pittsburgh Penguin forward Billy Tibbetts appeared Thursday before a state parole board hearing officer who will determine whether Tibbetts violated his parole when he punched an opponent, Atlanta’s Darcy Hordichuk, during a game Jan. 27.

If the hearing officer in Pittsburgh believes Tibbetts violated his parole and Massachusetts officials agree, they could petition a court to revoke it. In that case, Tibbetts could be ordered to serve the remainder of a three-to-five-year sentence on a Massachusetts sexual assault conviction in 1994.

Tibbetts had no comment as he entered the hearing with Penguin General Manager Craig Patrick and didn’t speak to reporters afterward.


A hearing officer for the Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole will make a recommendation to Massachusetts authorities.


Vancouver Canuck forward Donald Brashear had his arraignment on assault charges postponed until March 5, said a clerk for the Vancouver Adult Criminal Court. . . . Penguin goaltender Garth Snow will be sidelined indefinitely after aggravating a groin injury.