Maple Ridge rioter pleads guilty

Connor Epp of Maple Ridge has admitted to participating in the Stanley Cup riot that destroyed large parts of downtown Vancouver

A man smashes a car during a riot which erupted after the June 15 Stanley Cup final in downtown Vancouver.

A man smashes a car during a riot which erupted after the June 15 Stanley Cup final in downtown Vancouver.

A Maple Ridge man has pleaded guilty to rampaging through the streets of downtown Vancouver during last year’s Stanley Cup riot.

Connor Blair Epp, 20, entered a plea to one count of participating in a riot on Monday in Vancouver provincial court.

A charge of mischief he faces will likely be stayed.

A total of 91 people have been criminally charged in connection with the June 15 rampage that erupted after the Vancouver Canucks lost Game 7 of the Stanley Cup finals to the Boston Bruins last year.

Onlookers shot video and photos and posted them on social media, fueling what has become a massive crowd-sourced police investigation.

Besides Epp, four other men from Maple Ridge face similar charges.

They include: Michael David Anderson, 21, Jeff Post, 20, Andrew Glenn Cuthbert, 20 and Jordan Houde, 18.

Epp had also been charged with one count of mischief, a charge that was dropped, likely in exchange for a guilty plea, as is a common practice.

He will be sentenced on Aug. 10.

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