The Sin Bin

February 16, 2010 10:29 PM

MacWilliam and Hepp (Suspension coming?)


If you watch the video you will see that the Huskies player Chris Hepp clearly came off of the SCSU player's bench to engage Andrew MacWilliam. It will be interesting to see if Greg Shepherd has the stones to suspend Hepp. If this was the NHL Chris Hepp would be getting a lengthy ten game suspension for leaving the bench to engage in an altercation.

70.10 Fines and Suspensions - The first player or goalkeeper to leave the
players' or penalty bench during an altercation or for the purpose of
starting an altercation from either or both teams shall be suspended
automatically without pay for the next ten (10) regular League and/or
Play-off games of his team.
The NCAA rule book isn't very specific in this regard but it appears that Hepp should have been given a game disqualificaton (page 79)for leaving the players bench.
f. A player may not leave the players' bench or penalty bench at any time during an altercation. Substitutions made before the altercation shall be permitted provided the players substituting do not enter the altercation. For purposes of this rule, an altercation is considered to be concluded when the referee enters the referee's crease or, in the absence of penalties, signals a faceoff location.

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