Twelve game suspension for hit on Acadia's Owens

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Christopher Owens. File

Atlantic University Sport announced Dec. 11 UPEI men’s hockey player Mason Wilgosh has been suspended for 12 regular season games after a Nov. 30 hit that injured Acadia’s Christopher Owens.

According to the press release, Wilgosh was  suspended as a “consequence of an illegal check to the head of an opponent in a game.”

After the hit in the second period that left Owens unconscious on the ice, Wilgosh was given a game misconduct for intent to injure and an automatic four-game suspension under CIS rules.

AUS executive director Phil Currie “has reviewed the incident and an additional eight games of supplemental discipline has been assessed.”

Wilgosh sat out the Dec. 1 game against Dal and will be out for 11 regular season Panthers' games and any exhibition games over the Christmas break.

Click here for an update on Owens' condition.  


Organizations: University Sport, CIS

Geographic location: Acadia, Dal

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  • CISFan
    December 11, 2012 - 17:15

    This is precisely why fighting SHOULD be allowed in this league. Without it players aren't properly held accountable for there actions like this. Also when tension builds up between teams, cheap, dirty hits like this also happen because players can't fight. At the very least the CIS and AUS should have a 1 fight rule.