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NCHC suspends Colorado College’s Hansen additional game for stick-swinging penalty

The NCHC has issued a one-game suspension to Colorado College freshman forward Matt Hansen.

The suspension is in addition to the automatic one-game suspension for a game disqualification penalty he received at the end of the Tigers’ game against Western Michigan on Feb. 15.

Hansen was assessed the extra game after a review of the play in which Hansen swung his stick and made contact to the head and neck area of Western Michigan player Thomas Nitsche. Hansen was assessed a five-minute high-sticking major and a game disqualification penalty, while Nitsche was given a two-minute minor for roughing and a five-minute cross checking major.

All penalties occurred at the 20-minute mark of the third period.

Hansen will serve the two-game suspension during Colorado College’s next series against Denver from Feb. 21-22 and is eligible to return for the Tigers’ game at Nebraska-Omaha on Feb. 28.


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