February 24, 2019
The NIHL discipline committee have completed their review of the incidents at the conclusion of the NIHL South Cup semi final tie on Wednesday February 20th between Bracknell Bees and Peterborough Phantoms. A total of 198 penalty minutes were handed out at 60.00. The online gamesheet can be viewed here.
Bracknell’s Brendan Baird and Joe Baird received match penalties for fighting. Each player is suspended for four games starting tonight. They will also miss games on 3rd, 6th and 9th of March.
Ben Paynter picked up three separate game misconduct penalties on the night and has now passed ten penalty points so under the totting up process he is suspended for two games – February 24 and March 3.
Ryan Watt was assessed a match penalty for fighting and a second match penalty for physically engaging with a spectator. The player is suspended for six games for fighting and ten games for engaging with a spectator. He has also reached ten and fifteen penalty points so under totting up is suspended for an additional five games (2+3). This brings a total suspension of 21 games.
Bracknell Bees have now passed 50 penalty points for the season – head coach Doug Sheppard is suspended for two games.
Peterborough Phantoms’ equipment manager has been suspended for one game for his game misconduct penalty awarded in the incident. He missed the Phantoms game on February 23.