Atlantic University Sport completes secondary review of AUS men’s hockey incident from Feb. 2 game

Atlantic University Sport completes secondary review of AUS men’s hockey incident from Feb. 2 game

Supplementary discipline handed down today ahead of playoff quarterfinals

(HALIFAX, N.S.) Atlantic University Sport announced supplementary discipline this afternoon stemming from the Feb. 2 incident which occurred during a men’s hockey game between the StFX X-Men and Acadia Axemen.

AUS men’s hockey sport chair David MacLean handed down his decision Tuesday afternoon after completing his review.

Supplementary discipline has been assigned as follows:

  • TJ Fergus (Acadia Axemen student-athlete): 3 additional games = 5 total games
  • Loch Morrison (Acadia Axemen student-athlete): 5 additional games = 7 total games
  • Rodney Southam (Acadia Axemen student-athlete): 5 additional games = 7 total games
  • Kris MacDonald (Acadia Axemen assistant coach): 2 total games (served)
  • Darren Burns (Acadia Axemen head coach): 8 additional games = 10 total games
  • Mark Tremaine (StFX X-Men student-athlete): 2 additional games = 4 total games
  • Aaron Hoyles (StFX X-Men student-athlete): 2 additional games = 7 total games
  • Dave Stewart (StFX X-Men assistant coach): 1 game total (served)
  • Brad Peddle (StFX X-Men head coach): 8 additional games = 10 total games

The above supplementary suspensions take effect immediately and will carry over into the 2019-20 regular season, if necessary.

“These suspensions are significant, coming at a time of year where most sanctions will be served during the playoffs,” said AUS men’s hockey chair David MacLean. “A lot of really fine young people made serious judgement mistakes. I know they will learn from it and move on to bigger and better things. I want to thank everyone for their full cooperation.”

“The AUS supports the decisions made by the men’s hockey sport chair,” said executive director Phil Currie. “His review was thorough and included consultation with affected players, officials, former and current university coaches, athletic directors and sport administrators.”

“We are satisfied with this outcome and commend the work put in by our sport chair in a short amount of time. We have learned many things over the last 10 days. We now have the ability to strengthen our policies and to grow as an organization.”

“As we look ahead to this postseason, our focus as a conference will be to ensure that student-athlete safety and respect for others are top priority.”

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