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Player Gets 17 Game Suspension For Intently Trying To Injure A Player

Published February 10, 2024 at 11:42
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Last weekend's USHL game between the Sioux City Musketeers and the Omaha Lancers escalated into controversy as the league handed down its lengthiest suspension to date. The incident unfolded in the dying moments of the game when Sioux City's Kaden Shahan broke free on a breakaway towards an empty net. However, instead of allowing him a clear path to seal the victory, Omaha's David Posma intervened with a series of egregious actions.

In a shocking turn of events, Posma tripped Shahan with a stick between the legs before unleashing three brutal slashes, targeting his shoulder and hand. Despite the unwarranted aggression, officials awarded Shahan the goal, rendering Posma's actions entirely unnecessary. The severity of the incident prompted the USHL to take swift action, suspending Posma for a staggering 17 games, marking a historic disciplinary measure in the league's history.


Posma, 20, previously represented the Niagara University Purple Eagles before joining the USHL ranks this season. His tenure has been marred by frequent penalties, amassing a staggering 83 penalty minutes in just 10 games. As the league grapples with the fallout from this incident, questions linger over Posma's future and the broader implications for player conduct within the USHL.


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