(THUNDER BAY, ON) – THUNDER BAY NORTH STARS PLAYER PLEADS GUILTY AND RECEIVES SUSPENDED SENTENCE AND 12 MONTHS PROBATION.
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 The other assault charge was withdrawn by the Crown.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 wasn’t seriously injured.
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.
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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