The Disciplinary Committee investigated the Hungarian Cup MK29 (DVTK Jegesmedvek – Dunaujvarosi Acelbikak) where after 62 minutes Peter SAKARIS (DVTK Jegesmedvek) was penalized 5+20 minutes. The Committee made the following conclusions:
IIHF RULE 124 – CHECKING TO THE HEAD OR NECK
DEFINITION: A player who directs a hit of any sort, with any part of his body or equipment, to the head or neck of an opposing player or drives or forces the head of an opposing player into the protective glass or boards. This rule supersedes all similar actions regarding hits to the head and neck except those related to fighting. There is no such thing as a clean hit to the head. Whether accidental or intentional, every direct hit to the head or neck of an opponent will be penalized. A player who injures or recklessly endangers an opponent as a result of checking to the head or neck will be assessed a match penalty.
According to the establishment of the Disciplinary Comitee, the player crashed into the opponent player's head with his elbow. There is no regular impact to the head. The player of DVTK Jegesmedvek needlessly risked the physical safety of the fellow player by the collision.
The Disciplinary Commitee suspends Peter SAKARIS, the DVTK Jegesmedvek player to 3 matches. The player will spend down his sentence at the next Hungarian Cup and MOL League matches.