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Victim Of A Dangerous Hit to the Head by Repeated Offender Speaks Up

Published March 5, 2023 at 1:31 PM
BY JULIEN TREKKER

In Alberta, during a game between the St. Paul Canadiens and the Vermillion Tigers Joel Webb received a violent hit to the head by Kurtis Labant.

Victim Of A Dangerous Hit to the Head by Repeated Offender Speaks Up




As you can see in the video, Labant shoved Webb during a game, causing him to fall and hit his head and neck hard against the boards, rendering him unconscious. Webb has since been dealing with the physical and mental after-effects of the hit.


He shared a powerful testimony about his experience.

I was knocked out the other night on a ruthless hit, I have been sitting in a dark room since. I have not left my house. This player is a repeat offender and only received a 3-4 game suspension. Players get suspended more for saying bad words. Do feelings matter more than health?

This is pathetic @neajbhl people like this should not be allowed to play hockey. It puts everyone on the ice in danger when someone like that is allowed to play. Disgusting.

@HockeyAlberta do something about this. Looks great on you when you let someone continuously does shit like this with minimal repercussions.

As Webb pointed out, what's more concerning is that Labant has a history of dangerous play. Despite being a repeat offender, Labant only received a 3-4 game suspension for his actions. He criticized the hockey league and urged them to take stronger actions against players like Labant, who put the safety of other players at risk.
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March 5   |   151 answers
Victim Of A Dangerous Hit to the Head by Repeated Offender Speaks Up

Do you agree with the 3 games suspension Labant received for the dangerous hit he landed on Webb?

Yes6039.7 %
No, less2315.2 %
No, more6845 %
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