The ACTUAL violations will not be released by the league likely because of a confidentiality rule the league has in place. This is between Portland and the WHL and the WHL is keeping it that way, and honorably so. If Portland so chooses to release information about the organizations violations then that is their choice. Johnston chose to release information, likely to save SOME face. However, IT IS Johnston's choice to release any, part, or all of the violations they committed. I can hardly believe for a second that he fully disclosed ALL of the violations committed. There is NO WAY (IMO) the league dished out this harsh of a penalty because Portland flew some parents out for a weekend game or gave a cell phone to their team captain. There is much more to this story, and I'm trusting the league on this one. Back to the basement Portland! Now mismanaged teams like mine may have a chance at 8th seed! maybe even 7th!
"This is a clean hit folks... just a great open ice hit. You don't see this very much anymore, but that's old time hockey."