Wednesday, January 30, 2013

BCHL Hands Down Suspensions to Penticton and West Kelowna:


The BC Hockey League released the suspensions stemming from the incident at the end of last Saturday's game in Penticton between the Vees and West Kelowna Warriors.

A total of 18 penalties were handed out at the 20:00 mark of the third period of Penticton's 2-1 win over the Warriors and after reviewing the video, the BCHL handed out the following discipline:

West Kelowna
Defenceman Braxton Bilous - suspended a total of 8 games (3 games for receiving a gross misconduct, 3 games for leaving the dressing room area to join an altercation and 2 games for provoking an altercation at the end of a game) - eligible to return on Tuesday, February 26 vs. Vernon.

Forward  Shawn Hochhausen - suspended a total of 7 games (3 games for leaving the bench to fight, 2 games for fighting at the end of a game and 2 games for provoking an altercation at the end of a game) - eligible to return on Saturday, February 23 @ Merritt.

Defenceman Matthew Berry-Lamontagna - suspended a total of 2 games (1 game for leaving the bench to join an altercation and 1 game for provoking an altercation at the end of a game) - eligible to return on Saturday, February 9 @ Vernon.

Forward Brennan Clark - suspended 1 game for leaving the bench to join an altercation - required to sit out one of the Warriors remaining 14 games.

The Warriors also are fined an undisclosed amount.

*According to Jon Zacks' blog (The General's Report), the suspensions doled out to the Warriors are not complete and there are more to come.

Penticton
Forward Mike Rebry - suspended a total of 5 games (3 games for leaving the bench to engage in a fight and 2 games for fighting at the end of a game) - eligible to return on Sunday, February 17 vs. Cowichan Valley.

Forward Cody DePourcq - suspended 1 game for leaving the bench to join an altercation - required to sit out one of the Vees remaining 12 games.

Defenceman Brayden Park - suspended 1 game for leaving the bench to join an altercation - required to sit out one of the Vees remaining 12 games.

The Vees also are fined an undisclosed amount. 

Penticton put out a media release on the suspensions earlier this evening:

The British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL) has announced suspensions stemming from the conclusion of the January 26th contest between the Penticton Vees and West Kelowna Warriors at the South Okanagan Events Centre.

The BCHL has suspended Vees forwards Michael Rebry for five (5) games and Cody DePourcq and Brayden Park each for one (1) game. Also the league office has fined the Vees an undisclosed amount, as a result of the altercation at the end of the game.

Rebry will immediately serve his suspension and will be eligible to return on February 17th when the Vees host the Cowichan Valley Capitals. DePourcq and Park will each serve a one game suspension, determined by the team, before the conclusion of the regular season.

The Vees organization will not appeal the ruling and supports the BCHL’s decision. Per league policy, the Vees will no longer comment on the incident.

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