Tuesday, March 10, 2009

CIS Corner: St. FX star to miss nationals vs. Ravens

Carleton's first-round foe at the CIS Final 8 will go with a short bench. t. Francis Xavier, Tyler Richards, who's facing an assault charge in connection with an incident at an Antigonish, N.S., bar 2½ weeks ago, has not been reinstated, along with two reserves, including Ottawa native William Donkoh:
"St. F.X. athletic director Leo MacPherson said that Richards and rookies William Donkoh and Eamon Morrissy will remain out of the lineup this weekend. All three are charged with assault stemming from an incident in Antigonish on Feb. 21 that sent a man to hospital with undisclosed injuries.

" '(The investigation) is continuing and unfortunately these things can't get resolved to a point early enough that we can make changes to our original decision,' MacPherson said.
It's pretty much the resolution, or lack of one, that we expected in the lead-up to nationals. There was just no way St. FX could sell angry alumni on dressing three players who had a brust with the law.

St. Francis Xavier already faced long enough odds vs. No. 1 seed Carleton.

(Cross-posted to cisblog.ca, which will be abuzz all week, promise.)

Richards won't play for St. F.X. at Final 8; AD says school's investigation into alleged assault 'far from complete' (Chad Lucas, Halifax Herald)

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