Brett Findlay

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Brett Findlay vom HCB Südtirol Alperia wurde wegen eines Kniechecks im Heimspiel am Sonntag gegen den HC Orli Znojmo für eine Partie gesperrt und mit einer Geldstrafe in der Höhe von 250,00 Euro belegt. Der 28-jährige Kanadier verpasst somit am kommenden Freitag das Auswärtsspiel der „Füchse“ bei den Steinbach Black Wings Linz.

Brett Findlay of HCB Südtirol Alperia got suspended for one game and fined 250,00 Euros because of an incident deemed as kneeing during Sunday’s bet-at-home ICE Hockey League game against the HC Orli Znojmo.

Brett Findlay (#92) of HC Südtirol Alperia, time approximately 19:23 was involved in an incident deemed as Kneeing (IIHF Rule 50). The video evidence was sent to the bet-at-home ICE Hockey League PSC, which determined the incident to be worthy of supplementary discipline – Category 1 – ‚Careless‘.

According to the Arbitrator and having considered the video evidence and ruling of the bet-at-home ICE Hockey League PSC, Brett Findlay (#92) of HC Südtirol Alperia, will receive supplementary discipline under rule 50 – Kneeing.

On the evening of September 26th in Bozen, a kneeing incident occurred involving Bozen player #92 Brett Findlay on Znojmo forward #55 Jakub Köver. No penalty was assessed by the on-ice officials.

As the video shows; Köver corrals the puck and begins to skate back within his D’zone. Findlay steps up to challenge Köver. Seeing Findlay approaching, Köver makes a move to his left, to avoid the oncoming contact. Findlay recognizes he may get beat, lifts his right leg upwards to make sure he gets a piece of Köver. This results in a leg on leg collision that causes an injury.
This is kneeing.
It is important to note that the evasive move by Köver is not the cause of unavoidable knee contact. Findlay approaches with a wide base, which is common as part of a natural hitting motion. When Köver makes his move, Findlay has the option of making a full adjustment of his body and attempt a full body check or attempt his current course and slow Köver down in some other fashion. Instead, Findlay only adjusts his right leg, lifting his leg slightly. While this movement is slight, it ensures leg on leg contact will and does occur.

Effective immediately, Brett Findlay (#92) of HC Südtirol Alperia is suspended for 1 game and fined 250.00 Euros.

Key references:

This is Kneeing
Leads with the knee
Category 1 – Careless
Not a repeat offender

From the perspective of DOPS and according to the bet-at-home ICE Hockey League Penalty Catalog Ref. Nr. 121 – Kneeing, Brett Findlay (#92) of HC Südtirol Alperia is suspended for 1 game and fined 250.00 Euros, effective immediately.

Next game Brett Findlay (#92) of HC Südtirol Alperia is allowed to play:
03.10.2021 iClinic Bratislava Capitals . HCB Südtirol Alperia

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