October 13, 2017
The NIHL discipline panel have issued four suspensions following major penalties assessed in last weekend’s games.
Guildford Phoenix player Montgomery Gailer is suspended for two games and has five penalty points added to his record following his Match penalty in the game at Slough Jets on October 7.
Joe Greaves of Altrincham Aces picked up a Match for fighting in the game with Widnes Wild on October 8. He is suspended for two games and has five penalty points added to his record.
There was an altercation in the first period of the NIHL South 2 match between Chelmsford Chieftains and Invicta Mustangs on October 8. Over 100 penalty minutes were handed out at the 9.25 mark, with the game total reaching 176 PIM. Match penalties for fighting were awarded to Chelmsford’s Cameron and Grant Bartlett.
Cameron Bartlett has been suspended for six games for delivering a blow to the head of a player unable to defend himself. He has five penalty points on his record.
Grant Bartlett has also been suspended for six games for delivering a blow to the head of a player unable to defend himself, with five penalty points added to his record. He has been awarded a second Match penalty for continuing to fight after being instructed to stop by officials and refusing to go to the penalty box. This has resulted in a further suspension of three games and five additional penalty points. The total of ten penalty points brings a two game suspension under the totting up rules.
Therefore Grant Bartlett is suspended for a total of 11 games.
Invicta’s bench coach has been given a two game ban, suspended until the end of the season for failing to control his bench during the altercation.
A full list of NIHL suspensions for the 17/18 season can be found on the Discipline pages of the EIHA website.