A Brantford hockey player found guilty of assaulting another player on the ice has been sentenced to 60 hours of community service.

The accused can't be identified because he was only 17 when the fight happened two years ago and he will not have a criminal record.

The on-ice assault happened at an arena in Woodstock in January 2013 during a game between the midget division Woodstock Navy Jets and the Brantford 99ers.

Court says the accused, a member of the Brantford team, 'lost control' of his emotions and repeatedly punched the victim in the head.

Now 19 and still involved in hockey, the player admitted in court that he “broke the code” of hockey, “There is a line. Obviously (the judge) felt that my client had strayed above that line,” defence lawyer Gerry Smits said outside court.

The victim was only 16 and sustained a broken nose, black eyes and symptoms associated with a concussion. He was not in court Wednesday.

Outside the court though his grandfather told CTV News the teen was “doing well” and has not played much organized hockey since the assault.

“It’s sad to think it had to go this far...This kind of behaviour on the ice is not going to be accepted. Assault is assault.”

The discharge sentence was recommended by both the Crown and defence, and allows the Brantford player to continue with plans for a military career.

His community service is expected be something hockey-related and served in the Woodstock area, his lawyer said.

With files from CTV Kitchener