JOHNSTOWN, Pa. – A man who plays the role of Puckhead, the unofficial mascot of the Johnstown Chiefs hockey team, was burned when his fake beard and jersey ignited during a fire-breathing stunt that went awry. John Robertson, who has played the role for several years, was entertaining the crowd before the start of a game Friday night against the Reading Royals when he was injured, Chiefs general manager Toby O’Brien said. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson Associated Press According to witnesses, Robertson poured the flammable liquid into his mouth and tried to light it, but it didn’t work. When he tried a second time, Robertson’s fake beard and jersey caught fire. An arena employee rushed out to help Robertson pull off his jersey as Robertson tore off the beard. Robertson sustained minimal face and chest burns, O’Brien said, and was transported to Conemaugh Memorial Hospital for overnight observation and then released. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!