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Lewis suspended eight OHL games for anti-doping violation

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The Canadian Press
7/2/2014 8:48:33 PM
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OTTAWA - North Bay Battalion centre Jamie Lewis has been suspended eight games for an anti-doping violation.

A urine sample collected during in-competition doping control in May revealed the presence of methylhexaneamine, a prohibited stimulant, according to the Canadian Hockey League and the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport.

Under the rules of the CHL anti-doping policy, the 19-year-old was assessed the eight-game suspension for a first violation for using a prohibited substance.

"Player Jamie Lewis and the North Bay Battalion Hockey Club were extremely co-operative throughout the process. We are completely satisfied that the player used a supplement, which he had purchased over the counter at a local retail outlet and had no knowledge that it contained a prohibited substance," said CHL president David Branch in a statement.

Methylhexaneamine is banned in competition by the World Anti-Doping Agencies Prohibited List, which is recognized by the CHL. In Canada, methylhexaneamine is not an ingredient in medications licensed by Health Canada, but can be found in supplements.

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