Calgary, Alta. – The Western Hockey League announced today that Dawson Butt of the Everett Silvertips has been suspended 12 games for a major and game misconduct he received in the last minute of WHL Regular Season Game #444 versus Regina on Sunday, January 12.
Butt’s suspension will start Friday, January 17 when Kelowna visits Everett. Butt will be eligible to return to the lineup for WHL Regular Season Game #599 on Wednesday, February 19.
In addition to the incident occurring during the last minute of the game, the opponent was also seriously injured on the play. Butt is a repeat offender, having served two previous suspensions, one earlier this season and one last season. These were the key factors considered in the decision.
About the Western Hockey League
Regarded as the world’s finest development league for junior hockey players, the Western Hockey League (WHL) head office is based in Calgary, Alberta. The WHL consists of 22 member Clubs with 17 located in Western Canada and five in the U.S. Pacific Northwest. A member of the Canadian Hockey League, the WHL has been a leading supplier of talent for the National Hockey League for over 50 years. The WHL is also the leading provider of hockey scholarships with over 350 graduates each year receiving WHL Scholarships to pursue a post-secondary education of their choice. Each season, WHL players also form the nucleus of Canada’s National Junior Hockey Team.