CHL ANNOUNCES PENNER DECISION
Published: Thursday, February 28, 2013
GLENDALE, AZ (February 28, 2013) – The Central Hockey League (CHL) announced today the final discipline from last Saturday’s game between the Allen Americans and the Fort Worth Brahmas. The league had previously announced that head coach Steve Martinson, forward Alex Penner and defenseman Trevor Hendrikx would all receive suspensions. Both Martinson’s and Hendrikx’s suspensions were one game (1) and both were served on Sunday (Feb. 24).
Penner has missed the Americans last two games (Sunday and Tuesday) and moving forward will be suspended for the remainder of the 2012-13 regular season and 2013 Ray Miron Presidents’ Cup Playoffs. His suspension is open-ended and should Penner consider playing in the CHL again, a hearing will be conducted at that time determining his reinstatement status. During the game, Penner received an instigating minor penalty, a fighting major penalty, a fighting instigator misconduct, a fighting aggressor game misconduct and a fighting secondary altercation game misconduct (37 total penalty minutes).
All other discipline from the game comes in the form of fines. The Allen Americans organization, head coach (Martinson), Jim McKenzie, Aaron Dell, Mike Berube, Garrett Clarke, Penner and Hendrikx have all been fined an undisclosed amount of money.
Fort Worth, head coach Dan Wildfong, Greg Eskedjian, Shawn Szydlowski, Ricky Helmbrecht and Kristofer Westblom have all been fined an undisclosed amount of money.