Calgary, Alta. – The Western Hockey League announced today that Pavel Novak of the Kelowna Rockets has been suspended eight games for a checking-from-behind major and game misconduct he received during WHL Regular Season Game #204 in Kamloops on Monday, November 11.
Novak’s suspension will start Saturday, November 16 when Kamloops visits Kelowna. Novak will be eligible to return to the lineup for WHL Regular Season Game #315 on Tuesday, December 10 at Brandon.
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.