The Western Hockey League announced today that Pavel Novak of the Kelowna Rockets has been suspended eight games for a checking-from-behind major and game misconduct he received during WHL Regular Season Game #204 in Kamloops on Monday, November 11.

Novak’s suspension will start Saturday, November 16 when Kamloops visits Kelowna. Novak will be eligible to return to the lineup for WHL Regular Season Game #315 on Tuesday, December 10 at Brandon.