Saturday, September 18, 2010

Knoblauch & Iron Suspended

According to the WHL website, Head Coach Kris Knoblauch and forward Jared Iron have been suspended for actions late in Thursday game against Tri City.

Americans' Zach McPhee got a major and game misconduct for checking from behind defenseman Michael Simpson. A few fights broke out and almost became a complete line brawl.

Kris Knoblauch Kootenay One game for multiple fight versus Tri-Cities on September 16.
I'm guessing since the ICE instigated the fights that led to this is the reason for the suspension.
Jared Iron Kootenay One game for Club’s fourth fight versus Tri-Cities on September 16.
This was Iron 1st fight of the preseason but was the club's 4th fight of the game.
Again guessing, in the preseason there is automatic game misconducts for being in a fight. After 3 fights have happened in a game, every extra fight in the game comes with a 1 game suspension. Rules to prevent endless fights is the exhibition season. There had been one fight before the events late in the game so Iron must have initiated the 3rd fight in the almost line brawl.