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Video surfaces showing super soft reason a WHL coach was suspended indefinitely

Published November 17, 2023 at 7:04 PM
BY TJ TUCKER

Earlier this week, the Swift Current Broncos of the Western Hockey League announced that head coach Devan Praught had been suspended indefinitely following an incident at practice. At the time, no further details were given. That has changed.

We now have video of just what happened during that practice, and you have to wonder if the Broncos didn't completely overreact to the situation.

The video shows an obviously angered Praught skating across the ice to continue speaking to an unidentified player. Before Praught skates away, he brings up his stick and chops it down on the player's stick, presumably breaking it in the process.




It seems fairly obvious that Praught was angry, however I don't see any point in the video where he touches the player. Did he actually cross a line here? I guess that's up to the team and league to decide. At the same time, this just seems really soft. Praught is suspended until a review is completed. No word on how long that might take.
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November 17   |   266 answers
Video surfaces showing super soft reason a WHL coach was suspended indefinitely

Thoughts on Praught's actions?

This is what coaches at this level should be doing14052.6 %
It was a mistake. Move on8632.3 %
Suspend him for a long time2810.5 %
I'm not sure124.5 %
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