The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League has announced disciplinary actions to a total of 10 players and one team staff member following a multi-fight incident that occurred with 19:59 remaining in the second period of the game between the Beaver Valley Nitehawks and Nelson Leafs on Saturday, Dec. 31.
These actions have resulted in a total of 35 games in suspensions to Nelson players and 8 games to Beaver Valley players. All suspensions outlined below were determined following a review by the BCHC Department of Player Safety.
- Nelson Leafs player Marko Pavlovic has been suspended for 3 games for participating in a staged fight. He will be eligible to return on January 13, 2023.
- Nelson Leafs players Tyler Seminoff, Leighton Partington, Hunter Sperle and Ryland Mennie have been suspended for a total of 8 games each; 3 games for participating in a staged fight and 5 games for instigating multiple fights on the same stoppage. These individuals will be eligible to return on January 24, 2023.
- Beaver Valley Nitehawks players Gavin Tritt, Boris Hristov, Spencer Dixon-Reusz and Kaleb Percival are suspended 2 games each for participating in multiple fights on the same stoppage. These individuals will be eligible to return on January 13, 2023.
Additionally, Nelson Leafs head coach Adam DiBella has been suspended indefinitely pending completion of an investigation by the KIJHL into his actions during the game in question.