The video used to hand down one of the toughest suspensions in recent Atlantic University Sport hockey history will not be released anytime soon.
The Guardian requested a copy of the video Tuesday after conference executive director Phil Currie announced UPEI Panthers forward Mason Wilgosh was suspended 12 games for a Nov. 30th hit on Acadia’s Christopher Owens. Currie said at the time he would have to think about the request.
“That’s not my decision to make. It’s more of an organizational question,” he told The Guardian Thursday.
He said it would be discussed during the conference’s next meeting Jan. 29 and 30 in Halifax.
Currie said this was the first time the organization has been asked for a video involved in a suspension.
“This is obviously a new thing for us, so I think we need to develop some policy around it,” he said.
Currie said Tuesday the video shows it was a hit to the head, while Wilgosh and UPEI officials disagree.
"This is obviously a new thing for us, so I think we need to develop some policy around it." - Phil Currie, Atlantic University Sport executive director
Owens is recovering from a concussion and is not writing exams.
Wilgosh, a first-year student from Winnipeg, is not able to play until the Panthers’ last game of the regular season on Feb. 8.
The Panthers have until Saturday to notify the conference if it will appeal the 12-game suspension.