The SJHL governing body has laid down landmark disciplinary action aimed at bringing attention to how intent to injure penalties will be handled going forward.UPDATE: 9/30/2019
A video has surfaced, (below) which shows Yorkton Terrier hockey player Greg Mulhall displaying complete and total disregard for the health of goalie Berk Berkeliev. Berkliev suffered a concussion, lost several teeth, and also received 10 stitches in his face and 8 stitches to the back of his head to close both lacerations.
The Yorkton Terriers were quick to sever ties with Mulhall, stating that Mulhall had been released from their program effective immediately. In conjunction with the Yorkton decision to release the player, the SJHL swiftly followed suit announcing Mulhall has been banned from playing hockey in their league permanently.WARNING NSFW
- Video contains extremely loud audio/profanity
You may or may not have seen this brutal hit from an SJHL, (Saskatchewan Junior A Hockey League) game this past Saturday night. If you haven't, now you will. The SJHL Yorkton Terriers were playing the Melville Millionaires. Yorkton down by four with just under 13 minutes to play were shorthanded. As Yorkton attempted to go on a shorthanded break, Melville goalie Berk Berkeliev came out of his crease to clear a missed pass from the top of the hash marks. Terriers player, Greg Mulhall sees he has no play on the puck and instead of peeling off he takes a few more strides and leaves his feet to take out the Melville goalie. An ensuing brawl took place and several penalties were handed out. When play resumed Melville goalie Berkeliev was replaced as he left the game due to injuries sustained from the hit. Greg Mulhall will serve a 25 game suspension for his action. Here is a link the archived GAMESHEET