Canadian star fails drug test

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HULL Stingrays star Jereme Tendler - who has faced Sheffield Steelers five times this season - has failed a drugs test, writes Bob Westerdale.

The Canadian has missed the last four matches but the club had said that was because of an “upper body injury.” A League source revealed: “The player has been tested positive and he is appealing, the appeal will be heard this week.

“No other persons have been reported over any other alleged drug abuse.”

With an appeal in the air, it is not fair to speculate on how the forward failed the banned substance test, believed to have been some time after Christmas.

Putting the 28-year-old former-Kalamazoo Wings centre’s case to one side, it is gratifying to see there are now tests being made regularly on ice hockey players in the UK, something that has been absent for too long.

Stingrays have so far declined to comment.

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