Illegal player results in changes
Windsor Royals pick up two wins in games they originally lost
The Windsor Royals, of the Nova Scotia Regional Junior Hockey League, were handed two wins after league officials determined an illegal player was on the ice for some recent games.
League officials notified the Junior C squad that the two games they had lost to the Eastern Shore Thunder, which were by scores of 3-2 and 6-4, would actually go down in the win column for the Royals.
League president Tom Foley told the Valley Journal-Advertiser that the league determined the Thunder used an illegal player in each win.
“An illegal player can be someone who has not signed a Hockey Nova Scotia card or perhaps they did not have their proper release from another provincial hockey body,” said Foley.
“Rules are rules and they must be abided by and therefore the Royals are being awarded the two wins.”
With the problem rectified, the Thunder visited Windsor for the third game in this season. They were scheduled to play on Oct. 26 in Windsor.
Heading into that game, the Royals had a 4-3-0 record.
In previous action
The Royals recorded a win and a loss on Oct. 20 and Oct. 21.
In Spryfield against the firstplace attack on Oct. 20, Windsor was crushed 9-4 as the Attack mounted leads of 4-0 and 7-2 after the first and second periods.
Spencer Bauchman and Cameron Dauphinee, with a power-play effort, scored for the Royals in the second before Chad Woodill and Brandon Sullivan scored for the Royals in the third.
The Royals were outshot 43-38. On Oct. 21, the Royals beat the Colts 4-1.
The home game saw the Colts and Royals pile up 218 penalty minutes, with 194 of them being assessed in the third period. Officials handed out seven minors, nine misconducts, six major penalties and six game misconducts. As a result, the Royals’ Bauchman has been suspended for two games for being involved in two fights during the same stoppage of play and Keagan Levangie will not play again for three games after being suspended for staging a fight.
Before the rough play began in the third, Levangie scored a pair of goals for the Royals to put them up 3-1 over the Colts.
The Colts opened the scoring in the second period but Sullivan tied it for the Royals before Levangie’s two goals. Jacob Caldwell closed out the scoring in the third period.
The Royals were slated to play three games Oct. 26-28; they were at home against Eastern Shore on Oct. 26, in Sackville Oct. 27, and at home to Sackville on Oct. 28.