(PR) The ECHL announced that Trenton forward Kevin Cormier has been suspended for two games and fined an undisclosed amount as a result of his actions in ECHL Game #623 against Wheeling on Feb. 24.
Cormier was assessed a Match Penalty under Rule 21.1 Deliberate Attempt To Injure at 4:50 of the second period.
He is automatically suspended for one game and fined as a result of the Match Penalty and is suspended one game under Rule 29 Supplemental Discipline.
Under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the ECHL and the Professional Hockey Players’ Association, player fines collected by the ECHL are given to the PHPA for its ECHL Player’s Hardship Fund.
Cormier will miss Trenton’s games at Wheeling (Feb. 28 and Mar. 1).
Wheeling’s Mitch Ganzak was fined an undisclosed amount, but not suspended. That sure sends an interesting message…spearing someone in the groin is OK, but the retaliation for it is where they have an issue.
Also, Tim Judy was again released from his contract. With the team shorthanded, I’d expect him to return.
Mike Ashmore, mashmore98 AT gmail.com