Atlantic Hockey announces suspensions to AIC’s Fladeby, Niagara’s Cooley

Atlantic Hockey announced Monday supplemental discipline suspensions for two players following last weekend’s games.

American International freshman forward Tobias Fladeby and Niagara freshman forward Eric Cooley will be ineligible to participate in their respective teams’ next games.

Fladeby was whistled for a kneeing major penalty at the 8:50 mark of the third period Saturday and received a game misconduct. After reviewing the play in question, the league office concluded that it was egregious in nature and warranted an additional game for supplemental discipline. Fladeby will be ineligible to play in AIC’s next game, which is Tuesday, Oct. 10, at Bentley.

Cooley’s supplemental discipline comes from an additional review of the interference penalty he received in Friday’s win over Robert Morris. After reviewing the hit, it was determined that the call should have been an interference major due to the level of significant contact that was made on a vulnerable player. Cooley will not be able to play on Friday, Oct. 20, when Niagara hosts Rensselaer.

Also of note, Sacred Heart’s Vito Bavaro received a disqualification as a result of a contact to the head major penalty in Saturday’s loss at Northeastern. The rules dictate that any disqualification penalty results in an additional game suspension automatically. This means that Bavaro will not be eligible to play for Sacred Heart when the Pioneers host Connecticut on Oct. 14.

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