Friday February 14, 2020
The NIHL Disciplinary panel have made the following decisions following match penalties in games last weekend.
In NIHL National, there was an incident in the second period of Telford Tigers v Milton Keynes Lightning on Sunday. Telford’s Andrew McKinney and MK’s Grant McPherson received match penalties for fighting. Both coaches, Tom Watkins and Lewis Clifford were given game misconduct penalties.
Telford’s McKinney has been suspended for four games for fighting, while he has also reached the ten penalty point threshold so has an additional two game suspension. Therefore he is suspended for six games and misses games on February 15, 16, 22, 23, 29 and March 1.
Tom Watkins receives a one game suspension for his game misconduct penalty.
Milton Keynes’ McPherson is suspended for four games for fighting. He misses games on February 15, 16, 22 and 23.
Lewis Clifford is suspended for one game for his penalty on Sunday, while he has been suspended for an additional two games as MK have reached the 50 penalty point threshold. This makes a total suspension for Clifford of three games. The club have also been fined for reaching 40 and 50 penalty points.
In NIHL North 1 on Saturday, Whitley Warriors forward Phil Edgar received a match penalty for checking to the head. The player receives the mandatory six game suspension for this offence as well as five penalty points. Edgar will miss games on February 16, 22, 23, March 1, 7 and 8. Whitley have also been fined for reaching 20 penalty points.