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The IIHF Suspends Anthony Mantha One Game

from Adam Steiss of IIHF.com,

The IIHF Disciplinary Panel has issued a one-game suspension to Team Canada forward Anthony Mantha.

Mantha will miss Canada’s quarter-final game against Switzerland.

The suspension is due to a violation of IIHF Rule 124-Checking to the Head and Neck. The incident in question occurred on 21 May, at 29:31 in the 2nd period of the game between Canada and USA.

During the play, the puck goes deep into Canada’s defensive zone and is played into the right corner by the Canadian goaltender. Mantha and USA forward Colin White then raced towards the puck. Upon reaching the puck, White reaches out with his stick in an attempt to play the puck, at the exact same moment that Mantha prepares to make the check. White’s action of reaching for the puck results in him taking a low position.


Watch the hit below.

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TreKronor's avatar

It’s a bad hit and worthy of suspension.

But why the heck do these players continue to lower their stance near the boards, putting their heads at elbow height.  Again, I think it’s worth the suspension but I also hate seeing the other skaters lowering their head in a vulnerable position.

Posted by TreKronor on 05/22/19 at 02:19 PM ET


But why the heck do these players continue to lower their stance near the boards, putting their heads at elbow height.

Watch the video. He was reaching for the f*cking puck.

Weird that you don’t even question the fact that Mantha was not even making a play for the puck, let’s blame the guy whose job it is to attempt to gain possession of the puck for attempting to gain possession of the puck.

Posted by CharDeeMacDennis on 05/22/19 at 02:30 PM ET

TreKronor's avatar

Players could put themselves into vulnerable positions tens of times each game to get a loose Puck.

I said it was a bad hit… Didn’t know I needed to crucify him beyond that. Was actually going to say I’m surprised he made a play instead of coasting but hey, whatever.

I knew I had blocked you for a reason…. Seeing the email with your response confirmed why…

Posted by TreKronor on 05/22/19 at 03:01 PM ET

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