Calgary, Alta. – The Western Hockey League announced today that Kody McDonald of the Victoria Royals has been suspended indefinitely for receiving a match penalty, which occurred during a WHL Playoff game in Kamloops on Wednesday, March 27.
“The WHL takes incidents of this nature very seriously,” commented WHL Commissioner Ron Robison. “Actions of this kind are unacceptable to the WHL. The WHL Director, Player Safety is undergoing a complete review of the incident at this time.”
McDonald was assessed a five-minute match penalty at the 7:58 mark of the third period of Victoria’s 6-3 loss at Kamloops on Wednesday, March 27, which was Game 4 of the best-of-seven first-round series between the Royals and Blazers.
There will be no further comment until the WHL Director, Player Safety completes a full review of the incident.