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USHL Issues Record Suspension for An Incredibly Violent Incident

Published February 9, 2024 at 8:16 PM
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The USHL, the premier junior league in the United States sanctioned by USA Hockey, has issued its lengthiest suspension to date to a player following an incident during a game last weekend. The altercation involved a series of brutal slashes on a player during a breakaway on an empty net.

During a game between the Sioux City Musketeers and the Omaha Lancers last Friday night, Sioux City forward Kaden Shahan found himself with a clear path to the net late in the third period.

However, Lancers defenseman David Posma intervened by first tripping Shahan with a stick between the legs, followed by three forceful two-handed slashes—one to the shoulder and two to the hand. Despite Posma's actions, officials awarded Shahan a goal, rendering Posma's actions unnecessary. As a result, Posma has been suspended for 17 games.




Posma, 20, previously played two seasons with the Niagara University Purple Eagles. In 10 games in the USHL this season, Posma has amassed 83 penalty minutes.

Source: Bladeofsteel
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