NCHC hands down one-game suspension to Omaha’s Parizek for illegal hit

The NCHC has issued a one-game suspension to Nebraska-Omaha junior forward Justin Parizek after an illegal hit during Omaha’s game at North Dakota on Jan. 15.

Parizek was suspended after a review of a play in which his stick was used to deliver a hit to the head of a North Dakota player, who was not in possession of the puck, at 10:49 of the second period at Ralph Engelstad Arena in Grand Forks, N.D.

A minor penalty for interference was issued on the play.

Parizek will be required to serve the suspension during Omaha’s next game on Jan. 16 in the series finale against North Dakota. He is eligible to return for the Mavericks next series against Miami on Friday, Jan. 22 in Omaha.