The Western Hockey League (WHL) has announced that four Moose Jaw Warriors have been suspended indefinitely.
Connor Ungar, Max Wanner, Lynden Lakovic, and Marek Howell have been suspended pending an investigation by the league for possible violations of team rules and the WHL Standard of Conduct policies.
The WHL nor the Warriors have commented on the situation, but a spokesperson for the Moose Jaw Police Service tells Discover Moose Jaw that they have been made aware of an “incident” and can not comment further.
The WHL's Standard of Conduct policy is as follows:
Racial / Derogatory Comments Policy / Regulation
- States that any comment made by a WHL participant of a racial or derogatory nature will result in immediate disciplinary action
Abuse, Bullying, Harassment and Hazing Policy / Regulations
- states that any form of abuse or neglect, whether emotional, verbal, physical or sexual of any participant or anyone associated directly or indirectly with the WHL, will not be tolerated and will result in immediate disciplinary action
Social Media and Networking Policy / Regulation
- states that social media may not be used to engage in any conduct of an inappropriate nature which would be detrimental to any participant or anyone associated directly or indirectly with the WHL
Personal Conduct Policy / Regulation
- a year round WHL policy that states all participants are required to avoid conduct that is considered detrimental reputation of the WHL, the CHL or the spirit of hockey.
Diversity and Inclusion Policy / Regulation
- states the WHL is a diverse and inclusive organization in which all participants will be respected, valued and welcomed at all times.
Ungar is having a career year posting a 26-7-0-3 record with a 2.58 GAA and a 0.925 save percentage in 38 games this season.
19-year-old Wanner is an Edmonton Oilers draft pick and is seventh in team scoring with eight goals and 22 assists.
For Howell and Lakovic this is their first full WHL season. On the blueline, Howell has produced one goal and three assists in 44 games. Lakovic has notched two goals and five assists in 37 games.