NHL allows Owen Beck to play in Memorial Cup
Despite being suspended for two games by the Ontario Junior League (OHL), Montreal Canadiens prospect Owen Beck won't miss a Memorial Cup game due to a decision of the National Hockey League (NHL).
Peterborough Petes center couldn't help his team win Game 6 of the Final against the London Knights last Sunday. due to the decision of the Ontario circuit. In his eyes, Beck committed a dangerous tripping act at the expense of defender Jackson Edward.
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The 19-year-old will nevertheless be able to play against the Seattle Thunderbirds, the Peterborough Examiner newspaper learned on Wednesday evening. You should know that it is the NHL player safety service that makes the decisions during the Memorial Cup tournament. He reviewed the incident and allowed Beck to put on his uniform on Saturday.
The Ontarian will nevertheless have to serve the second game of his suspension if he plays in the OHL again during the season. 2023-2024.
The CH second-round pick (33rd overall) in the 2022 draft has amassed 16 points in 22 playoff games. Acquired from the Mississauga Steelheads by the Petes mid-season, Beck has 66 points in 60 games.
The Petes, Thunderbirds, Quebec Remparts and hosts Kamloops Blazers are the teams that will fight for the Memorial Cup on Friday.