The criminal trial of Robin Gomez, has been adjourned until June 29th when the courts will reconvene to examine the charges of assault that he has been facing over the first two days of this week.
Gomez, a member of the Victoria Salmon Kings at the time, has been accused of assault causing bodily harm to Chris Ferraro, after an on-ice incident during a March 1, 2008 ECHL game in Victoria, the Crown presented their opening arguments on the case on Monday and after two days of testimony and discussion it was adjourned to the date later this month.
At that time Gomez is expected to take the stand and provide his explanation of the events of that night. And while he and his lawyers prepare for their testimony and contemplate what that future may hold, they learned today that he now has been served with notice of civil litigation as Mr. Ferraro filed a civil case in Vancouver this week.
In their court filing, Ferraro and his lawyers have named Gomez and RG Properties which is the operator of Victoria's Save On Centre as principals in their statement of claim.
The Victoria media have been giving the case prominent coverage in the British Columbia capital, some of their efforts are provided below.
Victoria Times Colonist-- Lawsuit names arena operator as well as former Salmon King
Victoria Times Colonist-- Lawyer for former S-King accuses hockey foe of lying
Victoria Times Colonist-- Defence lawyer suggests Wrangler player was challenging on-ice foe Victoria Times Colonist-- Las Vegas player accuses Gomez of 'sucker punch' in on-ice incident Victoria News-- Ex-Salmon Kings enforcer sued by alleged on-ice assault victim
Victoria News-- Judge admits hockey knowledge lacking in Gomez assault case
Victoria News-- Referee testifies Ferraro felt he was 'untouchable'
Vancouver Province-- On-ice assault trial for former Victoria Salmon Kings player Robin Gomez starts