Hockey NL reviewing match penalty against Clarenville Caribous' Pender

Published on January 25, 2017

Hockey Newfoundland and Labrador has informed the Central West Senior Hockey League’s (CWSHL) executive it is looking into an incident that took place during a game in Grand Falls-Windsor on Sunday between the hometown Cataracts and Clarenville Caribous.

According to a news release on the league’s website, Caribous defenceman Justin Pender was ejected near the end of the game following a match penalty.

Pender allegedly threw a water bottle onto the ice, striking a referee.

As per Hockey Canada rules on match penalties involving such actions, Pender was automatically suspended for an indefinite period until Hockey NL determines the actual length of suspension.

Hockey NL has told the CWSHL a decision will be made later this week.