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CCHA doles out one-game bans to Ferris State’s Klecha, Kirzinger, Western Michigan’s Kovacs

The CCHA announced Wednesday that three players have been suspended for one game as a result of incidents that occurred last Saturday between Western Michigan and Ferris State.

Western Michigan sophomore forward Justin Kovacs, Ferris State freshman forward Dakota Klecha and Ferris State senior forward Matthew Kirzinger will all sit their team’s next games.

Kovacs was suspended for a tripping the goalie penalty and is eligible to play against Miami on Feb. 9.

Klecha received major and disqualification penalties for contact to the head and is ineligible to play this weekend at Northern Michigan (one game for the disqualification penalty plus one game under supplemental discipline).

Kirzinger received major and disqualification penalties for excessive roughness and is also out for the NMU series this weekend.

Both Klecha and Kirzinger are eligible to return to the lineup on Feb. 15.


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  • http://twitter.com/photosbyrobert Robert

    Too bad Kovacs was tripped in the first place.

  • Just the Facts

    If you see the play its pretty clear Kovacs had NO intention of running into Mott… this is BS

  • Nich

    Kovacs should NOT have been suspended …

  • Wink

    Both Referees should be suspended !!!!!! Favoritism was the name of that game , they only missed 10 more calls on Western !!!!!!

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