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Eskasoni Eagles lose points for use of ineligible player; coach suspended five games

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ESKASONI, N.S. —

The Nova Scotia Junior Hockey League executive announced on Monday the Eskasoni Eagles will lose points after using an ineligible player earlier this month.

The league has determined goaltender Hunter Chenhall was not an eligible player for the Eagles’ game against the Pictou County Scotians on Jan. 11 at the Dan K. Stevens Memorial Arena in Eskasoni.

The Eagles won the game 5-2.

Because the league says Chenhall shouldn’t have played the game, they’ve awarded the two points to the Scotians, who are now four points up on the Eagles for the final playoff spot in the Sid Rowe Division.

As of a result, the league has also suspended Eagles’ coach Mathew Gould for five games for using the ineligible player.

Eskasoni was on the ice Tuesday night against the Antigonish AA Munro Bulldogs in Antigonish. The score result was not available.

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