Junior Player Given Huge Suspension After Vicious Hit On Opposing Player

Published September 27, 2023 at 11:38 PM

Today an announcement was made of a monumental suspension in a junior hockey league. The suspension has fans and media debating if the punishment fits the crime.

Junior Player Given Huge Suspension

Earlier today it was announced that the Western Hockey League (WHL) has handed Alex Edwards a 25-game suspension due to a vicious hit in a recent game.

The WHL announced today Victoria Royals forward Alex Edwards has been suspended 25 games.

The Victoria Royals forward was given this suspension after a hit on an unsuspecting opposing player in the corner. He came flying in and hit Dexter Whittle in the back causing an injury to Whittle

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.

Edwards last season played 49 games with the Royals and tallied 7 points. He had played 2 games this season before his suspension and had a goal.

Junior Team Makes A Statement In Regards To Vicious Hit And Massive Suspension

After the suspension was announced the Victoria Royals issued a statement regarding Edwards and his suspension.

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.

Due to his actions and the fact that Edwards is a multiple-time offender, he was given a bigger suspension than standard. This has left some fans and media questioning if the suspension is too harsh. Regardless Edwards will be out of the Royals lineup until December. Once he returns all eyes will be on him and his on-ice conduct.

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Junior Player Given Huge Suspension After Vicious Hit On Opposing Player

Did Alex Edwards deserve the suspension given to him?

Yes787.5 %
No112.5 %
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