Vannieuwenhuizen suspended

Vancouver Giants defenceman Wes Vannieuwenhuizen was handed a seven game suspension on Monday for a check from behind on Bruins forward Robin Soudek.

Vannieuwenhuizen drove Soudek into the boards during a Remembrance Day matinee at Prospera Centre, with a hit that that could have caused far more damage than it did.

As it is, Soudek escaped with a sore neck and mild concussion that will keep him out for at least another two games.

Vannieuwenhuizen’s suspension is the second longest in league history.