January 24, 2020

The NIHL discipline panel have considered the match penalties from games in the league last weekend and issued the following decisions.

Lee Bonner of Hull Pirates picked up a match penalty for slew-footing in the third period of NIHL National game at Bracknell Bees on Sunday.  Bonner is suspended for three games with five penalty points added to his record. He will miss games on January 25, 26 and 31.  Pirates have also been fined for reaching 20 penalty points.

Josh Ealey-Newman of Bracknell Bees received a match penalty for an obscene gesture in the third period of the NIHL National game at Basingstoke on Saturday.  He is suspended foe two games with five penalty points added to his record.  This takes Ealey-Newman past ten penalty points so receives an additional two games, making a total suspension of four games.  He missed the game on January 19 and will miss games on January 25, 26 and February 1.  Bees have also been fined for reaching 40 penalty points.

Raiders’ Vilius Krakauskas was given a match penalty for fighting in the third period of the NIHL South 1 game against MK Thunder on Saturday.  He is suspended for four games with five penalty points added to his record.  He has missed one game on January 19 and will miss further games on February 1, 8 and 9.

MK Thunder player Antti Kohvakka was assessed 2+10+game+match penalties for abuse of official in the same game.  He is suspended for four games with five penalty points, which takes him through ten point threshold and brings an additional suspension of two games – making a total suspension of six games.  Kohvakka missed one game on January 19 and will miss further games on January 25, February 2, 8, 9 and 16.

Oscar Evans of the Basingstoke Buffalo received a match penalty for kicking in the third period of NIHL South 2 game at Swindon Wildcats on Saturday.  Evans is suspended for three games with five penalty points.  He missed one game on January 19, and will miss further games on January 26 and February 1.

Solihull Barons’ David Rogers 10+GM penalties in the third period of Midland Cup semi final against Nottingham on Sunday takes him through the ten penalty point threshold which brings a suspension of two games.  He will miss games on January 26 and February 1.

Finally an incident from the NIHL North 2 game between Telford and Bradford from Saturday remains under external investigation and the outcome will be announced as soon as practically possible.

A full list of the NIHL Discipline decisions this season can be found on the discipline section of the EIHA website.

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