Heading into the 2013 World Junior tournament, Team Canada had a boon to ask of the IIHF- namely, to keep Boone.
But such will not be the case after Canadian forward Boone Jenner received a three game suspension from the IIHF Monday for his hit on Swedish defenseman Jesper Pettersson during an exhibition game on December 22nd. The hit earned Jenner a five minute major and a game misconduct, and sent Pettersson from the ice on a stretcher.
According to the IIHF Disciplinary Panel, Jenner was deemed to have intentionally gone after Petterrson while having ample time to avoid him, and Pettersson suffering a broken wrist and dislocated shoulder only further cemented Jenner's fate. Jenner will miss Canada's games against Germany, Slovakia, and the United States.
After a review of the tape, Jenner's hit is late without question. As TSN's Bob McKenzie clarified, the NHL deems a hit to be late when contact is made after more than a half-second has passed after the p...