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Junior Player Given Massive Suspension After Attacking An Opposing Player


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Tyler Ball
September 27, 2023  (9:17 PM)
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Hockey can be a brutal sport especially when played at high speeds. A recent junior hockey game got out of control after one player attacked another. This has led to a massive suspension for one of the players involved.

Junior Player Given Massive Suspension

The Western Hockey League (WHL) announced that Alex Edwards of the Victoria Royals has been given a 25-game suspension.
The WHL announced today Victoria Royals forward Alex Edwards has been suspended 25 games.

Edwards is being suspended after a brutal hit delivered in a recent game. He came in full speed to at an opposing player hitting him in the back into the boards.
Victoria Royals forward Alex Edwards has been suspended for 25 games for this hit on Everett Silvertips defenceman Dexter Whittle. Edwards was suspended twice last season and will be eligible to return to the lineup on December 1st.
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Since the suspension, many different fans and media have made their opinion on the suspension known. Edwards' team also released a statement on the situation.

Junior Team Gives A Statement On Suspended Player

After the announcement of the suspension by the WHL the Victoria Royals issued a statement on the suspension of Edwards.
The Western Hockey League announced today the suspension of Alex Edwards for 25 games for a check from behind and match penalty, which took place on September 23rd against the Everett Silvertips. The Victoria Royals understand and respect this decision. The entire Royals organization continues to have Dexter Whittle in our thoughts, and we wish him a full recovery.

This will be the third suspension for Alex Edwards in his WHL career. This is likely why the punishment is so harsh. Edwards last season in 49 games finished with 7 points and 95 penalty minutes. The Royals will continue along without Edwards until December when he is eligible to return.
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Junior Player Given Massive Suspension After Attacking An Opposing Player

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