CIS sanctions UPEI and St. FX men's soccer teams for eligibility violations

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HALIFAX - The University of Prince Edward Island and St. FX University men's soccer teams have been sanctioned by Canadian Interuniversity Sport for ineligible player violations.

The schools will forfeit the regular-season games in which the ineligible players were in the lineup. Both teams used 21-year-old players who had played for a foreign team over the last year, the CIS said Friday in a release.

Both schools were fined undisclosed amounts after the self-disclosed violations and have been placed on probation for 24 months. There will be no sanctions levied against either player.

UPEI will have a 3-1 win over Mount Allison and a 0-0 tie against Moncton changed to 3-0 losses.

StFX will have three results changed to 3-0 defeats, including a 2-0 loss to Saint Mary's, and a 1-0 win and scoreless draw against Dalhousie.

The CIS said the ineligible players are considered to be unwitting participants in the matter.

Organizations: University of Prince Edward Island, FX University

Geographic location: HALIFAX, Mount Allison, Moncton Saint Mary

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