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BCHL Reviewing Hit 10-29-16
Posted by HockeyTube on Nov 2nd, 2016
BCHL Reviewing Hit 10-29-16 – The BC Hockey league has spent the last three days looking into a questionable hit that took place during a Vernon Vipers hockey game against the Merritt Centennials. Just past the midway mark of the 3rd period Vernon forward #12 Riley Brandt delivers what was called a charging penalty against a Centennial player. Brand received a 5-minute major for charging, 5-minutes for fighting and two game misconducts.
Now the league is looking into the hit to see if there should be additional disciplinary action taken against the Trail native for that hit. According to a story written by Mantar Bhandal:
Vipers captain Riley Brandt left his feet to drill Michael Van Unen into the boards well behind play. Van Unen laid motionless for a few moments before eventually skating off under his own power. Martin said that was one of the dirtiest hits he’d seen.
“He charges from the blue line, leaves his feet, hits a guy who’s in a vulnerable position, while the puck is already way out of the zone. The Vipers bench cheered the hit, laughed at our guy. It’s the most disrespectful thing I’ve gone through this season. I’m going to do what I can to make sure that kid gets suspended for as long as possible. I used to like Riley Brandt. Not anymore. He’s a dirty hockey player.”
We will report any suspension, once the league makes it’s determination.