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31-Game Suspension Handed Out After Massive Brawl Breaks Out

Published March 25, 2024 at 8:52 PM

In late January, a contentious on-ice incident unfolded during a Richmond Sockeyes game against the North Vancouver Wolf Pack, leading to defenseman Eithan Grishin receiving a significant 31-game suspension from the Pacific Junior Hockey League.

The altercation, which involved a scuffle with North Vancouver's goalie, Evan Paul, escalated to a concerning level, with video footage capturing Grishin appearing to choke Paul during the altercation.

Despite Grishin's appeal, the league upheld the suspension, citing multiple infractions including head contact and a game misconduct.

The Sockeyes, while standing by Grishin, emphasized his importance to the team but condemned any threats directed at him or his family on social media.

Acknowledging player safety as paramount, the North Vancouver Wolf Pack voiced agreement with the league's decision, underscoring the consequences for actions endangering players.

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