February 22, 2020

The NIHL Discipline panel have made the following rulings following match penalties assessed last weekend.

Telford Tigers player Thomas McKinnon received a match penalty for checking from behind in the game against Bracknell Bees last Sunday.  The Tigers requested a review which was carried out using referee reports and video evidence.  The penalty has been upheld and the player is suspended for six games with five penalty points added to his record.  This takes him beyond the 10-point threshold so under the totting-up process he is suspended for an additional two games, making a total suspension of eight games.

McKinnon will miss games up to and including March 11 2020.

Blackburn Hawks’ Corey Lee was assessed a match penalty for an obscene gesture in the Midland Cup Final on February 16.  The player is suspended for two games with five penalty points added to his record.  Lee will miss games on February 22 and 23.

In the same game, Hawks’ Joe Greaves picked up a match penalty for fighting.  The player is suspended for four games with five penalty points added to his record.   Greaves will miss games on February 22, 23, 29 and March 1.

In addition, Blackburn Hawks have been fined for reaching 20 team penalty points.

Michael Jones of Deeside Dragons was given a match penalty for fighting in the game at Telford Tigers 2 on February 15.  The player is suspended for four games with five penalty points on his record.  Jones will miss games on February 23, 29, March 1 and 14.

Cardiff Fire player Lewis Stevens picked up a match penalty for kicking in the game against Oxford on February 16.  The player is suspended for three games with five penalty points added to his record.  Stevens will miss games on February 22, March 7 and 8.

One outstanding match penalty for Solihull Barons from Sunday February 16 remains under review and the result will be advised as soon as it is confirmed.