Atlantic Hockey suspends Niagara’s Plouffe, Sacred Heart’s Kennedy one game apiece

Atlantic Hockey has suspended Derian Plouffe of Niagara and Kory Kennedy of Sacred Heart for Saturday’s conference game between the two schools.

Plouffe was whistled for a major boarding penalty in the second period of last night’s game versus Sacred Heart. After reviewing the hit “and talking with the referees who worked the game, Atlantic Hockey officials determined that supplemental discipline was warranted,” according to a press release.

Kennedy’s suspension stems from a late-game skirmish between Sacred Heart and Niagara, which saw a number of penalties called, including Kennedy’s facemask major.

During the altercation, Kennedy hopped off the bench and engaged a Niagara player, “which was missed by the officials when they reported the numerous penalties,” according to the same press release.

Both Plouffe and Kennedy will be unavailable for their respective teams when Niagara and Sacred Heart finish their weekend series tonight at 7:05 p.m. EST at Dwyer Arena.