Atlantic Hockey suspends Canisius’ Beck, Niagara’s Conte one game apiece

Atlantic Hockey has suspended Canisius junior forward Doug Beck and Niagara freshman forward Patrick Conte for one game each under the league’s supplemental discipline policy.

Beck was given a minor penalty for cross-checking at the 1:34 mark of the first period in last Saturday’s game against Niagara. Upon further review by AHA commissioner Bob DeGregorio and the league’s supervisor of officials, Gene Binda, it was determined that Beck hit the Niagara player in the back with his stick, thus driving the Niagara player head first into the boards. Beck will miss the Griffs’ next game on Friday, Oct. 25, at Air Force.

In the first period of Saturday night’s Niagara-Canisius game, Conte went to make a hit on Canisius freshman Shane Conacher along the boards. Despite no penalty being called on the play, DeGregorio and Binda determined that Conte’s shoulder and arm both extend and make contact with Conacher’s head. Conte will sit out Niagara’s game on Saturday, Oct. 19, versus Robert Morris.