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Danbury Whalers coach to return to courtroom on April 14

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The case against Danbury Whalers hockey coach Philip P. Esposito Jr. was adjourned in Watertown City Court until April 14.

Mr. Esposito, 43, of East Haven, Conn., was charged with two counts of harassment and one count of endangering the welfare of a child after he allegedly pushed a woman and her 7-year-old daughter following a Jan. 1 game against the Watertown Privateers of the Federal Hockey League. He is being represented by Watertown attorney Gary W. Miles.

According to police, Mr. Esposito pushed Jennifer L. Bellis, of 1126 Holcomb St., and her daughter, causing the young girl to fall to the ground.

Mr. Esposito is in his third season as head coach of the Danbury franchise.

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