October 29, 2013 - Central Hockey League (CHL) - Missouri Mavericks
INDEPENDENCE, Missouri - The Central Hockey League (CHL) announced today that Missouri Mavericks' forward, Colt King and defenseman, Dave Pszenyczny, have been suspended for three games as a result of their actions in Saturday's game in Arizona. Sundogs' forward, Sebastian Geoffrion, and defenseman, Justin Pender, have also been suspended for three games. Both organizations have been fined an undisclosed amount of money.
The Central Hockey League press release read as follows:
"King was suspended for receiving a fighting aggressor penalty before the start of the third period. He was assessed a major penalty and a game misconduct while Pszenyczny received a fighting major penalty and a secondary altercation infraction, also before the start of the third period. The pair will miss Missouri's next three games; Wednesday at St. Charles, Friday at Tulsa and Saturday vs. Denver.
Geoffrion was suspended for a secondary fighting altercation before the start of the third period and Pender was suspended for a cross checking major penalty at the end of the second period and for physical abuse of officials. The two Sundogs players will miss Wednesday, Friday and Saturday's games against Rapid City."
A three game suspension for King and Pszenyczny means the pair will not be playing in the Missouri Mavericks' home opener this Saturday against the Denver Cutthroats.
"Obviously we do not condone incidents like the ones that took place on Saturday night and we hope not to see this again," said Mavericks' Head Coach Scott Hillman, "but as always, we fully back our players, knowing that they were defending their teammates." Hillman acknowledges that the team will miss King and Pszenyczny as they face St. Charles and Tulsa in the next two games, and especially against Denver. "They are two team leaders who were really looking forward to the home opener; we will miss them on Saturday."
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