November 10, 2017
The disciplinary panel for the National Ice Hockey League (NIHL) have ruled on the major penalties assessed on the weekend of November 4 and 5.
Hull Pirates player/coach Jason Hewitt received a Match penalty for abuse of official at the end of his side’s game with Swindon Wildcats on November 4. For this he is suspended for one game and has five penalty points added to his record. As this takes Hewitt beyond ten penalty points he is suspended for a further two games under points accumulation rules. Therefore his total suspension is three games.
Frantisek Bakrlik of Bracknell Bees was assessed a Match penalty for checking to the head during the overtime period of Bees’ game at Invicta Dynamos on November 5. This was a blindside hit to the head of an unsuspecting opponent. The player is suspended for six games and has five penalty points added to his record.
In NIHL South 2, Guildford Phoenix goalie Jacob Stoodley was awarded a Match penalty for spitting in the second period of Phoenix game with Invicta Mustangs on November 5. The player is suspended for two games and has five penalty points added to his record.
Streatham IHC forward Jamie Hayes was given a Match penalty for abuse of official at Cardiff Fire on November 5. After reviewing the referee reports this has been downgraded to a Game Misconduct penalty and remains on the player’s record.
Finally, Chelmford Chieftains’ Cameron Bartlett is clear to play this weekend following an appeal hearing.
The Discipline pages of the EIHA website will be updated with full details of the judgements later today (Friday).