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DOPS Suspend Davies for 2 Games

DOPS Suspend Davies for 2 Games

The EIHL Department Of Player Safety  has confirmed a 2-game suspension for Steelers forward Michael Davies.

DOPS reported as follows.

On September 01, 2019 in a game played in Nottingham between the home club Nottingham Panthers and away club Sheffield Steelers, an incident occurred at the conclusion of the game involving away team player, Sheffield Steelers #19 Michael Davies. The incident was reviewed by the EIHL Department of Player Safety. Through video footage and numerous reports, the information gathered warrants supplementary discipline for #19 Michael Davies.

Reported series of events pertaining to Sheffield Steelers #19 Michael Davies at the conclusion of the game:

  • #19 Michael Davies lifted the goal off its peg before skating away for the presentations
  • #19 Michael Davies skates slowly around and taps one goal peg with stick aiming it along the ice towards block 6
  • #19 Michael Davies then collected the other goal peg and as he is leaving ice sheet at the block 10 Zamboni gates – as he walks off, he throws the peg underarm into block 10 row D. Based on the information stated by #19 Michael Davies in his statement and the numerous statements received by witnesses, the conclusion is, #19 Michael Davies did toss a goal peg. The goal peg was not thrown with force or with an intent to injure. Instead, showing a lack of control of his personal emotions in frustration at the conclusion of the game, #19 Michael Davies showed a lack of respect for an opposing team, the opposing team fans, and the EIHL.All players, inclusive of Sheffield Steelers #19 Michael Davies, are responsible for their emotions. Hockey is a game played at a high emotional level.However, at no time is the actions of a player to extend off the ice and/or directed at any fans. The EIHL takes great pride in the support and fans of the EIHL and in this case, respectively the Nottingham Panthers. At no time will a player be permitted to direct negative emotion or any form of physical actions, directed at fans.Dops confirm a 2 game suspension meaning Michael will both games this weekend at home to Coventry on Saturday and away in Coventry on Sunday.Steelers Vs. Coventry BlazeSaturday 7th September, 2019
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