Lewis Ratcliff Suspended For Two Years For Positive Test at Mann Cup
According to the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport, Lewis Ratcliff of the Langley Thunder has been suspended for two years for testing positive for three substances at the Mann Cup this September.
He tested positive for two forms of steroids (performance enhancing drugs) and a prohibited pain medication during the Mann Cup which Langley lost to the Peterborough Lakers. From the press release:
The athlete’s urine sample, collected during in-competition doping control on September 12, 2012, revealed the presence of oxandrolone and clenbuterol, two prohibited anabolic agents, as well as oxycodone, a prohibited narcotic.
The sanction will end on November 9th 2014. Ratcliff has waived his hearing and accepted the sanction. He acknowledged the violation to the anti doping policies.
During the Mann Cup this past year two players were reprimanded but not suspended for a Cannabis violation. As far as we know, this is separate from those. Ratcliff is ineligible to participate in any capacity with any sport signatory to the Canadian Anti-Doping Program (CADP), including training with teammates.