UFA – Canada forward Boone Jenner has been suspended three games at the
2013 IIHF Ice Hockey U20 World Championship which opens in Ufa, Russia
on Wednesday, 26 December.
Jenner was assessed a five-minute
major and a game misconduct penalty for charging after a late hit on
Swedish defenceman Jesper Pettersson in the second period of an
exhibition game on 22 December in Helsinki, Finland.
defenceman was carried off on a stretcher and was diagnosed with a
dislocated shoulder and fractured wrist. Pettersson is out for the U20
In accordance with IIHF By-Law, Article 501,
game misconducts, match penalties or any incidents that occur before,
during or after pre-Championship exhibition games must be reported to
the IIHF Disciplinary Committee for review and possible supplementary
The video material indicated that the hit
was late and delivered with no intention to play the puck and with
Pettersson being in a vulnerable position. The five-man IIHF
Disciplinary Panel is of the opinion that the application of playing
rule 552b (Charging) is correct and that it was Jenner’s intention to
deliver the forceful check in spite of having the opportunity to at
least make an attempt to avoid contact on Pettersson.
The hit was
delivered far too late. This resulted in an injury to Sweden’s
Pettersson and for this Jenner is to be held accountable.
on the video material as well as the referee’s report and the relevant
game reports, and following a hearing, the panel came to the conclusion
that the infraction was dangerous. It unanimously decided to suspend
Jenner for the first three games of the 2013 IIHF Ice Hockey U20 World
Championship on 26 December against Germany, on 28 December against
Slovakia and on 30 December against the United States.
participating teams will register their championship rosters at the
Tournament Directorate meeting on December 25 at 16:00 local Ufa time.
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