Hockey assault case goes before the courts and a sentence is handed out.

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(THUNDER BAY, ON) โ€“ย THUNDER BAY NORTH STARS PLAYER PLEADS GUILTY AND RECEIVES SUSPENDED SENTENCE AND 12 MONTHS PROBATION.

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A 21 year old AVERY SIAU (pictured left) plead guilty today, Thursday February 7,2019 to assault causing bodily harm in Courtroom 102. The other assault charge was withdrawn by the Crown.

On Tuesday April 17,2018 at the end of Game 3 of the Bill Salonen Cup final between the Thunder Bay North Stars and Dryden Ice Dogs GM (pictured right) at the Fort William Gardens, AVERY SIAU who was not dressed for the game (he was serving a 1 game suspension) was watching the game from the stands.

Dryden GM Ice Dogs Head Coach Kurt Walsten was punched in the nose by North Stars AVERY SIAU after the game.

Walsten sustained a noticeable cut to his nose and was covered in blood but wasnโ€™t seriously injured.

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The incident happened behind the players benches following a 2-1 North Stars win.

Siau, who was already serving a 1 game suspension, could be seen standing behind the Ice Dogs, when a verbal exhange occurred between SIAU and members of Dryden GM.

Superior International Junior Hockey League announced suspensions following the game.

Thunder Bay Police were called and investigated the incident. SIAU was charged on May 6,2018.

SIAU receives a suspended sentence and 12 months probation.

Like a conditional discharge, a suspended sentence involves following conditions in a probation order for a period of one to three years.

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The main difference between a conditional discharge and a suspended sentence is that an offender who gets a suspended sentence has a conviction registered against them. This means that the offender who gets a suspended sentence will have a criminal record and will have to apply for a pardon to have the conviction removed from their record.

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4 Replies to “Hockey assault case goes before the courts and a sentence is handed out.”

  1. I am the trainer for the ice dogs and was standing beside Coach when he “was” not “allegedly” punched in the face. There was never a verbal exchange between the members of the ice dogs and SIAU previous to the attack which was a act of cowardliness by a suspended player.
    Not only did you and your paper turn this story to make us look like we started it but you continue to make it look like we were the ones responsible for his assault on our coach.
    You even go as far as minimizing the injuries as to justify his actions!!!!!!
    You should be ashamed of yourselves for printing this garbage.
    HE “SIAU” was charged and convicted for a brutal and unwarranted attack and deserved more then a suspended sentence so thank you for “not” printing the truth.

    1. Having attended many games (not the one in question) I have a hard time believing that any game ends without a verbal exchange……..I also believe he is guilty of the alleged actions…..I guess the truth lies somewhere in the middle? Your own bias is the only reason you could have read this article to believe it favored SIAU……if the intent was to be so favorable on his side then the obvious choice would be not to publish this at all. Am I wrong?

  2. I have a feeling that Siau getting let off so easy in court is not going to play well for him on the ice!
    I hope heโ€™s got eyes in the back of his head. #hockey justice! So now he canโ€™t play in the states?

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