ECHL Announces Fines and Suspensions | 03/18/2024

Tim Broussard/Allen Americans

The Norfolk Admirals had a rough third period in Sunday’s March 17th game against Utah Grizzles. Two players received suspensions and fines. The Admirals were 34-20-5-1 going into Monday Night. Prior to Monday’s Game, the ECHL announced the following suspensions and fines.

Mclean defends the net vs Reading Royals

Defenseman Andrew Mclean received a fine for an undisclosed amount and a two-game suspension for his “Cup Check” of Utah Kyle Mayhew at 14:44 in the third period. Mclean hit Mayhew from behind, causing him to hit the ice and remain down until a Utah medic assisted him off the ice. Mayhew later returned to the ice, along with Mclean.  This falls under Rule #28, Supplementary Discipline- Unpenalized Spearing. This season, Mclean has played 58 games, made seven goals and 21 assists, and had 36 penalty minutes with 28 points. 

Iverson in Norfolk Admirals vs. Worcester Railers

Forward Keegan Iverson, 27, received a fine for an undisclosed amount and a two-game suspension for his infraction at 18:26 of the third period, which fell under Rule #28, Supplementary Discipline- Elbowing. Iverson had a very physical last two minutes of the third-period start, and his elbow connected with Utah goalie Will Cranley, causing chaos behind the goal. Immediately, Utah’s defenseman Josh Wesley came to Cranley’s defense, causing Iverson to throw an elbow at Wesley’s throat, causing Wesley to fall to the ice. Utah forward Tyler Penner continued the scrum with Iverson until their teammates and referees separated them. Iverson headed to the Showers as the game settled and closed with a Grizzles win. Iverson and Mclean will be out for the March 18th game against the Grizzlies and the March 22nd game against Adirondack Thunder.

The Allen Americans had one player receiving disciplinary action. 

Robidoux from the Americans website

Forward Mikael Robidoux, 24, received a fine for an undisclosed amount and a two-game suspension for his actions during the third period at 16:02 against Kalamazoo Wings. These actions fell under Rule #28, Supplementary Discipline—Slashing. Robidoux started a play with a direct slash to Kalamazoos Forward Jordan Seyfert, turning into a scrum where Robidoux went after Seyfert, taking him to the ice. The referee broke up the altercation when he hugged Robidoux to the Sin Bin, where Robidoux tried to call out another wings player to scrum, resulting in Robidoux heading to the showers for the rest of the game. Robidoux has 33 games with five goals, five assists, ten points, and 172 penalty minutes this season. Robidoux will miss games against the Kansas City Mavericks on March 20th and 22nd.  

Under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the ECHL and the Professional Hockey Players’ Association, the ECHL gives player fines collected to the PHPA for its ECHL Player’s Hardship Fund. 

Stephanie DeLaFleur

Beat Writer covering the ECHL Savannah Ghost Pirates, NHL Vegas Golden Knights and AHL Henderson Silver Knights. Follow me on X @StephiDelafleur

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