Sheffield Steeldogs have suspended defenseman Jack Doane following an incident in the final few minutes of Monday night’s War of the Roses Cup game against Manchester Phoenix.
Doane received a hit to the head by Michael Satek and retaliated by slashing the Manchester forward on the helmet.
The EPL club released the following statement: “The Club do not condone this sort of behaviour and have made the decision to suspend Doane for the next two weekends, which will see him miss the next five games.
“We appreciate that physicality plays a big part in the game, however this type of behaviour is unacceptable.
“The referees awarded Doane with a match penalty for the slash on Satek and 2+2 for roughing during a further incident, where Phoenix player Jacob Heron left the bench to confront Doane as he was leaving the ice.
“Player/Coach Greg Wood has addressed the issue with Doane who has expressed his own disappointment in his behaviour, and feels that he has let not only himself down but the team as a whole.”