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Big Ten suspends Michigan’s Downing, Sinelli one game apiece

The Big Ten announced Monday that Michigan freshman defenseman Michael Downing and junior forward Andrew Sinelli have each been suspended for one game as a result of separate incidents that occurred in the game against Minnesota on Feb. 15.

The actions were taken by the conference after a review of the incidents that occurred in the third period.

At the 5:35 mark, Downing received a major penalty for contact to the head and a game misconduct.

Then at the 14:37 mark, Sinelli received a minor penalty for cross-checking.

Downing and Sinelli are ineligible to play in Michigan’s game against Penn State on Feb. 21.


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  • Satriani92

    I appreciate that the Big Ten is taking the hits to the head seriously. Having been in the WCHA for so long and being used to suspensions being dealt out by flipping a coin, it is refreshing to see this. I hope that Mr Downing adjusts his game accordingly.