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Junior Player Intentionally Sends Opponent To The Hospital Resulting In A 25 Game Suspension


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Julien Trekker
September 28, 2023  (9:54)
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The WHL made a major announcement regarding one of their players.

WHL Suspends Player for 25 Games After Horrible Hit

The Western Hockey League released an official statement that revealed the league's decision on Alex Edwards after a gruesome hit from behind on Dexter Whittle, defenseman for the Everett Silvertips: he's been suspended 25 games!
The WHL announced today Victoria Royals forward Alex Edwards has been suspended 25 games.

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.

Here's the hit:
Edwards' team also released a statement in response to the League's decision. Needless to say they supported the punishment. They also stated their wishes for a quick recovery:
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.

Major Update on Whittle After Gruesome Hit by Edwards

Fortunately, the Silvertips provided an update on Whittle and things are looking up:
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