Pictou Advocate sports

Scotians to host benefit game for Spicer


TRENTON – The Pictou County Scotians plan to host a benefit hockey game for Luke Spicer.

Team president Art Forsyth said proceeds from the regular-season Nova Scotia Junior Hockey League game on Oct. 30 in Trenton between the Scotians and the Cumberland County Blues will be forwarded to Spicer.

The Scotians centre has been sidelined with serious head and body injuries from an on-ice hit in a game in Trenton on Oct. 9 is resuming his recovery at home.

Spicer, 18, was injured in the first period of the Scotians’ Nova Scotia Junior Hockey League game with the visiting Jr. Miners from Cape Breton.

The game report on the league’s web site indicated Miners player Jordan Breen was assessed a match penalty at the time for the hit. He was banished from the game as a result.

Breen was later suspended for the rest of the 2016-17 regular season and playoffs.

He faces a further suspension once a medical report is received regarding Spicer’s recovery time.

Spicer was released from hospital last week under conditions that include bed rest at his home in the Halifax Regional Municipality.

The conditions also include not returning until at least January to St. Francis Xavier University where he was enrolled while playing with the Scotians.

Spicer had three goals and three assists in his eight games with the Scotians.

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