NEWS: senior leagues discipline update
The disciplinary officials in both the EPIHL and NIHL have made their latest rulings with suspesions imposed on five EPIHL players and two from the NIHL.
In the Premier League, Milan Kolena of Telford Tigers is suspended two games and has five penalty points added to his record for his fighting penalty on 17 December. Hull Pirates’ Jordan Stokes checking to the head penalty from 18 December also receives a two game suspension and five penalty points.
In the Sheffield Steeldogs v Hull Pirates game on 27 December, Sheffield’s Donatas Kumeliauskas was assessed a match penalty for checking to the head. The player is suspended for six games and has five penalty points on his record. In the same game Sheffield’s Pavel Mrna picked up two misconduct penaties – this takes him over the 20 penalty point mark which means he is suspended for four games.
The following night Sheffield’s Callum Pattison was given a match penalty for fighting after the final hooter. For that offence he is suspended for two matches with five penalty points. This takes the player past the 20 point mark so he receives an additional four games making a total suspension of six matches.
In the National League, Marek Nahlik of London Raiders is suspended for two matches following a checking to the head penalty, with five penalty points added to his record. Bradford Bulldogs Ben Spurgeon was assessed a match for high sticking on 18 December, and the player is suspended for one match with five penalty points added to his record.
As usual the full list of suspensions issued this season can be found on the Discipline page of the EIHA website.