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Canada’s Jenner May Face Suspension For Hit In WJC Pre-Tournament Game

from Mark Masters of TSN,

The Canadian centre was assessed a major charging penalty and a game misconduct for a hit on Jesper Pettersson in the second period of Saturday's exhibition game against Sweden. Pettersson, a defenceman who plays for Linkopings HC in the Swedish Elite League, was stretchered off the ice and could be heard yelling in agony as he was loaded into an ambulance and left the Helsinki Ice Hall. Pettersson sustained a shoulder injury and will miss the world junior championship.   

"It happened pretty fast," Jenner said after Canada's 2-1 shootout win. "I was just in on the forecheck, forechecking hard, just trying to finish my check and thought I made sure my arm and my shoulder were down so I thought it was a clean hit."

It's possible Jenner, one of six returning players on the Canadian roster, will face supplemental discipline from the IIHF.

"That's kind of out of my control now," said Jenner, a Columbus Blue Jackets prospect, who plays for the OHL's Oshawa Generals. "Like I said, I thought it was a clean hit."

Canadian head coach Steve Spott certainly doesn't think his third-line centre should face further sanctions.

continued and watch the hit below...

If you want to see the hit in slow-motion, scroll to the 3:17 mark with Bob McKenzie commenting on the hit.


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A repeat offender with a hit that was a full second late deserves a suspension.  Also interesing to note Team USA got blown out in a pre tournament game against Finland. Wonder how our High School coach will do in this tournament. Looks like he will need to figure something out quick or Team USA will be done before they get started.

Posted by timbits on 12/22/12 at 05:38 PM ET


Holy bleep was that a late hit.  That kid needs to get suspended for the remainder.

Posted by HockeyinHD on 12/22/12 at 05:57 PM ET

Evilpens's avatar

That was CHEAP! & LATE!!!

Posted by Evilpens on 12/22/12 at 07:05 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Waaaaaay late.

Posted by SYF from impossible and oddly communally possessive sluts on 12/22/12 at 09:39 PM ET

Dakkster's avatar

Not surprised. Canada ALWAYS does this against Sweden and they know they can do it because we never retaliate. I’d like the coach to order all the Swedes to go out and slash the hands off of RNH, drive his head into the boards and take out his knees every single chance they get. That would drive the point home that you don’t mess with our players. Swedish juniors never do that, so Canada keeps playing fugly.

Posted by Dakkster from Southern Sweden on 12/22/12 at 10:38 PM ET

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