March 7, 2020
The NIHL disciplinary committee have made the following decisions based on major penalties from last weekend’s games (Feb 29/Mar 1).
Solihull Barons Liam Preece was given a match penalty for fighting (one punch) on Saturday in NIHL North 1. The player is suspended for two games with five penalty points added to his record. Preece missed the game on March 1 and will also miss action on March 7.
Barons’ David Rogers picked up a match penalty for unsportsmanlike conduct, this game on Sunday March 1. The player is suspended for two games with five penalty points. This takes the player beyond 15 points so is suspended for a further three games. Rogers will miss the Barons’ three remaining League games and their first two playoff group games.
Hull Pirates Bobby Chamberlain received a match penalty for fighting in the NIHL National on Sunday. Chamberlain is suspended for four games with five penalty points. This takes Chamberlain beyond 15 penalty points so he receives an additional three game suspension, giving a total suspension of seven games taking him to the end of the regular season.
Hull are also fined for reaching 40 penalty points for the season.
Josh Martin of Bracknell Bees passed the 10 penalty point threshold last weekend with a 10min misconduct and a 5+game penalty, he is suspended for two games under the totting up process. Martin served the first game on March 1, and he will also sit out the game on March 7.
Finally from last week, David Manning collected a match penalty for checking to the head playing for Oxford City Stars in South 1 last weekend, this is his second such match penalty of the season. The disciplinary committee are looking to invoke the ‘hits to the head’ protocol for this second offence and are taking additional reports before making their final decision. This will be announced as soon as the decision is made.
NIHL Discipline have also reviewed the suspension given to Streatham’s Adam Wood. Using official video footage and evidence from the team the original suspension has been reduced to two games and the additional penalty points suspension has been rescinded. Wood has served the two games and is eligible to play on Saturday evening, March 7.