Kansas City’s Klotz and Freschi fined, suspended
Kansas City’s Garrett Klotz has been suspended for eight games and Eric Freschi has been suspended for two games resulting from their actions ECHL Game #641, Kansas City at Toledo, on Feb. 10. Both players have also been fined an undisclosed amount.
Klotz was assessed a match penalty for cross checking under Rule #59.4 at 12:14 of the third period. He is fined and suspended under Rule #28 – Supplementary Discipline.
Klotz will miss Kansas City’s games vs. Indy (Feb. 16 and Feb. 17), vs. Florida (Feb. 18), vs. Allen (Feb. 23 and Feb. 24), vs. Rapid City (Feb. 27) and vs. Fort Wayne (March 2 and March 3).
Freshci was assessed a major penalty and game misconduct for cross checking under Rule #59.5 at 19:30 of the third period. He is fined and suspended under Rule #28 – Supplementary Discipline.
Freschi will miss Kansas City’s games vs. Indy on Feb. 16 and Feb. 17.
Under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the ECHL and the Professional Hockey Players’ Association, player fines collected by the ECHL are given to the PHPA for its ECHL Player’s Hardship Fund.
Walleye GM Neil Neukam: “The safety of our players is always our primary concern and we are terribly disappointed in the eight game suspension handed down by the league, We feel precedence was set last year at 20 games with the Simon Denis incident.” https://t.co/H20Re4EGsg
— Toledo Walleye (@ToledoWalleye) February 14, 2018
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— Jordan Strack (@JordanStrack) February 11, 2018