Skip to main content

North Bay Battalion player suspended indefinitely after check from behind

Share

An 18-year-old forward from the North Bay Battalion has been suspended indefinitely after receiving a five-minute major penalty and a game misconduct on Sunday, the league says.

Jacob Therrien North Bay Battalion #6 (Terry Wilson / OHL Images)

Jacob Therrien was ejected from the game and sent to the locker room after a check from behind six minutes and 18 seconds into the first period against the Saginaw Spirit.

The incident happened about 40 seconds after Therrien made a shot on net.

The Ontario Hockey League announced Monday morning Therrien is being suspended indefinitely as a result.

"The suspension in question will be reviewed further this week," said OHL communications director Josh Sweetland in an email to CTV News.

"There’ll be no comment until such time as a definitive ruling is issued."

The Spirit went on to win the game 5-3, scoring four goals during the five-minute power play.

CTVNewsNorthernOntario.ca reached out to both the Battalion and the Spirit for comment on the incident, but neither would comment.

Therrien is from Courtice, near Oshawa, and is in his second season with the Battalion.

This season, he has played 52 games and has 34 points, including 18 goals and 16 assists.

CTVNews.ca Top Stories

BUDGET 2024

BUDGET 2024 Feds cutting 5,000 public service jobs, looking to turn underused buildings into housing

Five thousand public service jobs will be cut over the next four years, while underused federal office buildings, Canada Post properties and the National Defence Medical Centre in Ottawa could be turned into new housing units, as the federal government looks to find billions of dollars in savings and boost the country's housing portfolio.

Lululemon unveils first summer kit for Canada's Olympic and Paralympic teams

Lululemon showed off its collection for the Summer Olympics and Paralympics on Tuesday at the Liberty Grand entertainment complex. Athletes sported a variety of selections during a fashion show that featured garments to be worn on the podium, during opening and closing ceremonies, media interviews and daily life on the ground in France.

Stay Connected