VIDEO: Worth 12 games?

Wilgosh hit on Owens results in hefty suspension

Jason Malloy
Published on January 12, 2013

The Guardian has obtained a copy of the video that led to UPEI Panthers Mason Wilgosh’s 12-game suspension.

Atlantic University Sport (AUS) executive director Phil Currie called it a hit to the head while Wilgosh and UPEI Panthers officials disagreed.

An AUS judiciary committee upheld the suspension Friday after hearing an appeal Tuesday in Sackville, N.B.

Wilgosh hit Christopher Owens behind the Acadia Axemen goal midway through the Nov. 30 contest. Owens was down on the ice for about 15 minutes before being taken to hospital. He was diagnosed with a concussion. He returned to the Acadia lineup in 2013.

The Guardian has uploaded the video, so are viewers can see the hit for themselves, given the two sides have very differing views on the play.

Click here for Friday's related story.

Click here for initial story with comments from Wilgosh.