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Warriors' Hunt receives four-game suspension for late-game hit against Winnipeg

Charging major knocked Ice forward Zach Benson from game, Moose Jaw defenceman considered repeat offender
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Warriors captain Daemon Hunt was suspended four games by the WHL for his hit on Winnipeg’s Zachary Benson on Wednesday night.
The Moose Jaw Warriors will be without their captain for the rematch with the Winnipeg Ice on Saturday night. 

And for the next three games after that.

The Western Hockey League announced that Hunt had received a four-game suspension for his late-game charging major against the Winnipeg Ice on Wednesday.

The incident occurred with just over five minutes remaining in the game. Ice forward Zachary Benson crossed the blueline and passed the puck off and was hammered from the side by Hunt. Benson appeared to briefly lose consciousness but left the ice under his own power.

Hunt received a five-minute major for charging and a game misconduct.

The 19-year-old defenceman is considered a repeat offender by the WHL, having previously taken a checking-to-the-head major against the Prince Albert Raiders on Mar. 27 in the East Division Hub.

In addition to Saturday’s game against Winnipeg, Hunt will miss Wednesday’s contest in Saskatoon, the Oct. 29 game against Medicine Hat and the game Nov. 3 in Regina. 

He’s eligible to return on Nov. 5 when Moose Jaw travels to Lethbridge.