Alabama Huntsville’s Saulnier to miss next four games due to game misconduct penalties

The WCHA on Monday announced a two-game suspension for Alabama Huntsville senior forward Brennan Saulnier, effective for the Chargers’ games of Feb. 9-10 against Minnesota State.

The suspension is a result of Saulnier’s five-minute major penalty and game misconduct infraction for checking from behind, which occurred at the 33-second mark of the first period in Alabama Huntsville’s game on Saturday, Jan. 27 against Bemidji State.

Upon review, the hit was delivered in a manner that warranted the suspension, according to a WCHA press release

Alabama Huntsville’s next two scheduled games are Saturday, Feb. 3 and Sunday, Feb. 4 against Northern Michigan. Saulnier will miss those two games due to NCAA rules, resulting from an accumulation of game misconduct penalties, along with an additional game disqualification penalty assessed at the 33-second mark of the first period in the Jan. 27 game.

Therefore, the WCHA-issued supplemental discipline will be in effect for the weekend of Feb. 9-10.

Saulnier is eligible to return for the Chargers’ Friday, Feb. 23 game against Bowling Green.