CHL Announces Suspensions from Saturday's Games
Sundogs’ Hood and Rush’s Sawyer Each Suspended Four Games
GLENDALE, AZ (December 3, 2012) – The Central Hockey League (CHL) announced today that Arizona Sundogs forward/defenseman Kyle Hood has been suspended four (4) games as a result of his actions in Saturday’s game at Allen and that Rapid City Rush defenseman Justin Sawyer has been suspended four (4) games as a result of his actions in Saturday’s game versus Bloomington.
Hood was observed upon a request for review to have used his elbow to deliver a blow to the head area of another player. Although there was no penalty called at the time, the action was viewed to be in violation of ‘Rule 48’ - where the head is targeted and the principle point of contact.
Hood has already served one game missing Sunday’s contest in Tulsa (December 2) and will complete the suspension by missing Tuesday’s game versus Denver (December 4) and Friday and Saturday’s game versus Rapid City (December 7 and 8).
Sawyer’s suspension comes from a Charging Major penalty (also received a game misconduct) he received in Saturday’s game. On the play, Sawyer was observed delivering a careless, reckless and avoidable hit behind the opposing team’s net against the opposing goaltender.
Sawyer will miss Tuesday’s game against Wichita (December 4) as well as Friday and Saturday’s games in Arizona (December 7 and 8) and next Tuesday’s game in Wichita (December 11).