NCHC doles out one-game bans for illegal hits to Western Michigan’s McKee, Denver’s Moore

The NCHC has issued one-game suspensions to both Western Michigan sophomore forward Mike McKee and Denver sophomore forward Trevor Moore after illegal hits in their respective games on Saturday, Feb. 14.

McKee was suspended after a review of a play in which a hit was delivered to the back of an Omaha player at 9:11 of the second period on Saturday. McKee was assessed a five-minute major penalty for checking from behind and a game misconduct on the play. McKee will miss the Broncos’ next game on Feb. 20 against North Dakota and is eligible to return on Saturday, Feb. 21, for the series finale with UND.

Moore was also suspended following a review of a play in which he delivered a low hit against a North Dakota player without the puck at 14:44 of the first period of Saturday’s game at UND. Moore was given a five-minute clipping major penalty on the play. He will sit Friday’s game at Colorado College on Feb. 20 and is eligible to return the next night, Saturday, Feb. 21, for DU’s home game with the Tigers.