Canada’s Justin Sourdif suspended a game at the World Junior Men’s Hockey Championship

EDMONTON – Canadian forward Justin Sourdif was suspended for one game at the World Junior Boys on Tuesday due to an illegal body check. Deaf from Richmond, BC

EDMONTON – Canadian forward Justin Sourdif was suspended for one game at the World Junior Boys on Tuesday due to an illegal body check.

Deaf, of Richmond, BC, served the suspension on Tuesday when Canada faced Austria in a Pool A game in Edmonton.

The Vancouver Giants forward stuck his shoulder into the head of Czech defenseman Jiri Tichacek in the third period of Canada’s 6-3 win over Czechia to open the tournament on Sunday.

Deaf received a minor interference penalty.

“The Disciplinary Committee determined that because Deaf directed his left shoulder towards Tichacek’s head while Tichacek was unable to anticipate impending contact, and because Deaf’s actions resulted in violent contact with the head or neck de Tichacek, Deaf recklessly endangered Tichacek, “the International Ice Hockey Federation said in a statement Tuesday.

“The discipline committee is of the opinion that the check was delivered late, which means that Sourdif made contact long after Tichacek released the puck from his possession and therefore had enough time to modify his trajectory beforehand. . “

Deaf can return to Canada’s lineup for Wednesday’s game against Germany. This report by The Canadian Press was first published on December 28, 2021.

The Canadian Press

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