North Okanagan Knights denied in forfeit appeal

ARMSTRONG- The North Okanagan Knights were unsuccessful in their appeal to have four forfeited wins reversed by the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League (KIJHL).


The Knights had four wins removed from the standings due to icing an ineligible player in six games between September to October. The Knights did not provide evidence to the five-person appeal board, made up of governors from the Eddie Mountain division, that the player was ever carded and therefore wasn’t registered with Hockey Canada or the league.

“This is a very serious oversight by the team,” says KIJHL commissioner Larry Martel. “The appeal board felt the forfeit needs to stand as per Hockey Canada rules.”