March 24, 2017
EIHA disciplinary officials have issued further suspensions following major penalties in games across the NIHL, U20 league and womens league last weekend.
In NIHL South 1, Oxford City Stars had two players pick up Match penalties in their game with Solent Devils on 11 March. Dax Hedges was given a Match for fighting at 37.33, while Jaroslav Cesky was penalised for checking from behind at 55.06. Both players have been suspended for three games with five penalty points added to their record.
Whitley Warriors, in NIHL North Cup action, also had two players ejected from their game against Solway Sharks on 18 March. Shaun Kippin was assessed 10+game misconduct in addition to a Match for headbutting. He is suspened for one game for the headbutt with five penalty points added to his record. This takes him to ten penalty points so under the totting up process he is suspended for an additional two games, giving a total suspension of three matches.
Andre Payette was given a Match penalty for fighting in the same game and has been suspended for three games for this offence, with five penalty points. This takes the player past 20 penalty points so he is suspended for a further four matches under the totting up process. His total suspension is therefore seven games.
In the Womens Division 1 Cup on 18 March, Sheffield Shadows player Chelsea Aheran was assessed a Match penalty for high sticking at 58.41 versus Coventry Phoenix. She is suspended for one game with five penalty points. The player has now reached ten penalty points so under the totting up procedure is suspended for two additional games, a total suspension of three games.
U20 player Luke Barry of Sheffield Scorpions received a Match penalty for abuse of official at 60.00 of his side’s game with Grimsby on 18 March. He is suspended for one game with five penalty points added to his record.
Guildford U20 Marcus Mitchell was ejected from his side’s game with Oxford on 19 March with a Match penalty after being third man into an altercation. He is suspended for one game with five penalty points added to his record.
A full list of all suspensions issued this season can be found on the Discipline section of the EIHA website.
The EPIHL playoffs began this past midweek with eight sides playing in two groups to qualify for Coventry. Penalty points for players in the EPIHL have been reset to zero at the end of the regular season.