Thursday, 1 December 2011

Ferland Suspended, Expected to Sit Friday

Michael Ferland of the Brandon Wheat Kings and Wes Vannieuwenhuizen of the Vancouver Giants have both been suspended by the Western Hockey League for their end of game fight on Wednesday night.

The WHL spent part of Thursday looking at the near melee at the end of Brandon's 5-4 win, and then made some alterations to the penalties assessed.

Last night, Eric Roy, Michael Ferland and Darian Dziurzynski of the Wheat Kings and David Musil, Vannieuwenhuizen and Jordan Martinook of the Giants were all assessed fighting majors and game misconducts.

After the alterations, Roy and Musil, the initial fight, had their game misconducts rescinded while the Dziurzynski/Martinook scuffle was changed to double minors.

Because there were only two fights, the WHL doesn't consider it a multi-fight situation (there has to be three or more fights) and that means there won't be any fine assessed to the teams.

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