Atlantic University Sport’s judicial committee has upheld Mason Wilgosh’s suspension for his Nov. 30 hit on Acadia Axeman Christopher Owens.
The UPEI Panthers men's hockey player was suspended for 12 regular season games after the “illegal check to the head of an opponent.”
In addition to an automatic four-game suspension for the match penalty for a hit to the head, AUS’ executive director Phil Currie issued an additional eight game suspension.
UPEI appealed the decision and the appeal was heard Jan. 8.
Wilgosh has sat out three games already and won’t be able to return to the Panther line up until Feb. 8 – UPEI’s last game of the regular season.
The AUS release stated all judicial committee decisions are final and may not be appealed.