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David Posma of the USHL slashes his opponent
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USHL Hands Out Longest Suspension in League History for Brutal Slashing Incident

Published February 9, 2024 at 4:59 PM
BY TJ TUCKER
The USHL, the top junior league in the United States sanctioned by USA Hockey, has handed out the longest suspension it has ever given to a player following an incident during a game last weekend. It involved at least three brutal slashes on a player who had a breakaway on an empty net.

Sioux City Musketeers forward Kaden Shahan managed to get a step ahead of everyone late in the third period against the Omaha Lancers last Friday night. Rather than allow him to put the game to bed, Lancers defenceman David Posma first intentionally trips him up with a stick between the legs, and then delivers three two-handed slashes, one to the shoulder and the other to the hand. Officials awarded Shahan a goal anyway, making all that Posma did completely unnecessary. Posma has been suspended for 17 games.


Posma, 20, spent the previous two seasons with the Niagara University Purple Eagles. In 10 games in the USHL this season, Posma has 83 penalty minutes.


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USHL Hands Out Longest Suspension in League History for Brutal Slashing Incident

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