Anaheim Duck's Shawn Horcoff suspended

Anaheim Duck's Shawn Horcoff suspended

The Anaheim Duck’s Shawn Horcoff was suspended for twenty games without pay for violation of rules and terms regarding performance enhancing substance abuse program. He has been charged with a Substance Abuse and Behavior Health violation. 

Shawn entered the program known as NHL/NHLPA performance boosting substance package. With reference of the terms of the collective bargaining agreement finalized between the player and the league, the suspension is mandatory as is enrollment in the NHL/NHLPA program for evaluation, substance abuse, and possible treatment. The 37 year-old was playing his first season. He has a record of 10 points in 45 games. 

Horcoff stated, “I was suffering from some injuries; I tried a treatment to speed up the process of healing and I was unfamiliar that these types of drugs or treatment were not allowed under NHL regulations, but I checked into the NHL/NHLPA performance enhancing substance program on my own. I accepted my negligence for my irresponsible attitude, and I apologize. I have felt honored to play such as great game but I regret the impact of this on my fans.”

Shawn Horcoff will be eligible to join the team on March 11, 2016 for the game which would have been held on Jan 22, 2016 and postponed due to the winter storm that hit eastern America.

What's Hottest

GM Coppolella banned for life.

GM Coppolella banned for life.

Former General Manager of Atlanta Braves, John Coppolella, has been banned for life by Major League Baseball after an investigation into international signing violations. He resigned from the position in October after an investigation into his team's international signing practices was launched…

Canada’s Rugby Sevens team

Canada’s Rugby Sevens team

The Canada national Rugby Sevens team and the Canada women's national Sevens Rugby Union team are Canada´s representatives of Rugby Sevens for Canada in several international major tournaments. These tournaments include: the Sevens World Series, Pan American Games, the Commonwealth Games,…

The Spot Light

Five new sports added to Tokyo’s Olympic Games 2020

Five new sports added to Tokyo’s Olympic Games 2020

The 2016 Olympic Games conclude on 21st of August. The games were quite a spectacle, and now the next Games has been awarded to Tokyo, Japan in the year 2020. Tokyo last hosted the games in 1998; this will be their second chance at hosting the global event. A host of new games will appear on the…