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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.