The American Hockey League have suspended Milwaukee Admirals forward Kevin Fiala for two-games in relation to the incidents that took place Wednesday afternoon in the team’s 6-3 win over the Lake Erie Monsters. Fiala will not be available to the Admirals for both road games this weekend against the Charlotte Checkers. In his place the team recalled forward Eric Robinson from his loan assignment with the Cincinnati Cyclones of the ECHL yesterday morning.
Press Release via AHL:
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. … The American Hockey League today announced the following suspensions:
Providence Bruins left wing Dalton Smith has been suspended for three (3) games as a consequence of his actions in a game at Bridgeport on Nov. 11.
Smith was suspended under the provisions of AHL Rule 28.1 (supplementary discipline) for leaving the players’ bench on a legal line change for the purpose of starting an altercation. He will miss Providence’s games tonight (Nov. 13) vs. Albany, Sunday (Nov. 15) vs. Portland and Nov. 20 vs. Lehigh Valley.
Milwaukee Admirals left wing Kevin Fiala has been suspended for two (2) games as a consequence of his actions in a game vs. Lake Erie on Nov. 11.
Fiala was assessed a game misconduct resulting in an automatic two-game suspension under the provisions of AHL Rule 75.5(ii). He will miss Milwaukee’s games tonight (Nov. 13) and Saturday (Nov. 14) at Charlotte.
You can read my full description and assessment of what took place with Fiala during Wednesday’s game in the last edition of Chatterbox. The short and sweet of it is that he received a game misconduct with nineteen-seconds remaining after he flipped off the entire Lake Erie Monsters bench. That probably is why AHL Rule 75.5 (ii) was utilized.
AHL Rule 75.5 (ii): Any player who uses obscene gestures on the ice or anywhere in the rink before, during, or after the game. The referee shall report the circumstances to the President of the League for further disciplinary action. Any player assessed a game misconduct under this section shall automatically be suspended for the next two (2) regularly scheduled games of his team.
Short. Sweet. And to the point per the AHL rulebook. Fiala becomes the second member of the Admirals this season to be suspended by the AHL joining Vladislav Kamenev who was suspended on 10/31/14.
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14 thoughts on “Kevin Fiala Suspended Two-Games by the AHL”
I disagree with this. It wasn’t Fiala’s fault. Lake Erie had it out for him. Yes he accidentally ran into the goalie and then after that he was just sticking up for himself.
Tina: I understand his frustrations in the moment. He felt hard done by the call and reaction against him when he hit Joonas Korpisalo in net. It looked like he was crosschecked into him by Lake Erie’s own defense. Still, that gives him zero right to break the rules and do something like flip off an opposition bench.
The HF Boards has some Nashville fans saying one more screw up and he should be traded!
I must admit that I didn’t see his benching and suspension coming after playing 30 some games for the Admirals last season. I thought that would have been the time for such actions, not 12 games into this season.