The Nova Scotia Junior Hockey League has suspended a member of the Glace Bay Jr. Miners stemming from an incident Sunday evening in Trenton.
The suspension falls under regulation 1.2, which deals with a direct blow to the head. This negates the erroneous speculative reports that a fight caused the injuries to a Pictou County Scotians player, who remains in hospital in Halifax.
In fact, the player suffered a significant head injury after a high blindside hit directly to the head. Some reports have the hit causing the player’s helmet to be knocked off.
A match penalty was assessed and with it came the automatic 3 game suspension handed out by the NSJHL as mandated by Hockey Nova Scotia.
Additionally, any player assessed a match penalty which is found to cause an injury is suspended indefinitely pending a review by the Junior Council Executive, which may or may not choose to extend suspension length.
As reported earlier, the incident also remains under investigation by the New Glasgow Police Service.