The Dawson Creek Canucks have been dealt a devastating blow after a promising start to the season.
The North Peace Hockey League has announced the Canucks will forfeit four of their wins for using too many import players. NPHL President Jack McAvoy says the team used more than the allowed six import players in six of their games this season.
The NPHL falls under Hockey Alberta jurisdiction for regulations, and they describe an import player as any player who plays hockey outside of the province, including players who leave the province to play hockey and return the following season. The Canucks will forfeit their November 4th win at Manning, their November 30th win versus Grimshaw, their December 2nd win at High Prairie, and their December 14th win versus Grande Prairie.
Under adjusted standings, Dawson Creek sits in last place in the West Division.