The Kamloops Blazers will have to make do without the services of forward Cole Ully this weekend.
Ully, 18, was suspended for two games by the WHL on Tuesday for a checking from behind major he took in Saturday's 3-1 loss to the Cougars in Prince George.
He will sit out both of the Blazers' home games this weekend - they are to play host to the Victoria Royals on Friday and the Cougars on Saturday. Both games, at Interior Saving Centre, will start at 7 p.m.
Ully was given the major for checking from behind and a game misconduct with 12:49 remaining in the Saturday game. It was the first game misconduct of his career, and only the second major - he was involved in a fight with Ayrton Nikkel of the Everett Silvertips in January.
This is the first suspension of Ully's career, but the Blazers' second of 2013-14. Forward Devin Oakes was suspended three games for a check to the head in a Sept. 6 preseason game against the Kelowna Rockets. Oakes missed two preseason games along with the first game of the regular season.
Through four games this season, Ully, a Dallas Stars draft pick, has a team-high three goals, including two in a 5-2 victory over the host Cougars on Saturday. He will be eligible to return on Tuesday, when the Tri-City Americans pay a visit to ISC.
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