Emotions were high and the stakes were even higher during a drag-em-out battle between the Victoria Royals and Kamloops Blazers last night, which resulted in a 6-3 win for the Blazers.

It was this afternoon that the WHL officially announced that Victoria Royals’ veteran forward Kody McDonald was suspended indefinitely following last night’s game:

During the third period with the score tied 3-3, an incident occurred where the Royals’ forward McDonald could be seen swinging his stick at a Blazers’ player Franklin on the other bench, and subsequently hitting Kamloops’ trainer, Toledo Robinson.

As per Jon Keen, Robinson’s glasses broke in the the exchange and McDonald was given a match penalty, which has also resulted in an indefinite suspension.

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McDonald’s indefinite suspension – meaning the player is suspended from play until further notice, pending investigation – will come as a huge loss to the Victoria Royals, as the forward has already put up 3 goals in 4 games so far this post-season, and has been a force to be reckoned with in the physical category of play.

The two teams match up again for game 5 of their series on Saturday, March 30th – the series is currently tied 2-2.

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