Major last-minute development regarding Owen Beck

Published May 25, 2023 at 3:00 PM

As the Memorial Cup is set to begin tomorrow in Canadian junior hockey, excellent news has just emerged regarding one of the prospects of the Montreal Canadiens, Owen Beck.

He was suspended for two games following a dangerous trip in the 5th game of the final series in the OHL, but has finally received a verdict for the tournament.

Thanks to a decision by the NHL, the Canadiens' 33rd pick in the 2022 draft will be able to participate in the tournament, even though he is technically still suspended in the Ontario hockey league, as he has only served one of his two-game suspension.

According to an excellent article from Montreal Hockey Now, it appears that the NHL's Player Safety Department oversees all disciplinary measures during the Memorial Cup, including referee supervision, rather than the CHL, which is the governing body of junior hockey in Canada.

From what we can understand in Beck's specific case, the NHL has decided that his actions do not warrant exclusion from the Memorial Cup.

We can therefore greatly thank the NHL for this decision, which will give Canadiens fans the opportunity to see two prospects from the organization, Beck with the Peterborough Petes, and Jared Davidson with the Seattle Thunderbirds.

May 25   |   129 answers
Major last-minute development regarding Owen Beck

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