After review of a game played on 7 September 2019, between HC Ambrì-Piotta and Red Bull Munich, it has been determined by the CHL Sports Disciplinary Board that an incident occurred involving incorrect game clock time that is not permitted within the CHL Regulations.
All CHL Teams receive and are responsible for their respective home game procedures, inclusive of game clock time. The CHL Regulations are set forth in the CHL Club Manual, in conjunction with the IIHF Rule Book. According to the Arbitrator and having considered the video evidence and Referee Reports, the home hockey team, HC Ambrì-Piotta, will receive supplementary discipline under rule: "CHL Disciplinary Regulations 11.1-Integrity of CHL Games".
From the perspective of the CHL Sports Disciplinary Board, the game clock was stopped at an incorrect time, was not brought to the attention of the game officials and was not addressed in due respect, by the off-ice staff. Both the visiting team and CHL rely on the off-ice crew doing their respective jobs with integrity and for the purpose of correctness and fairness. In this case, the game was towards the end of the overtime. When a delayed penalty against the home team was addressed by the game official during live play, the timekeeper shut the clock off.
However, the game clock is not to be stopped until the whistle goes (which was approximately 6 seconds later). A home team to gain 6 seconds of power play time in over-time, can have a massive influence on the game. It is the responsibility of the game officials, if the clock was inadvertently stopped early, to notify the game officials at the stoppage. The off-ice crew did not.
The CHL Sports Disciplinary Board fines HC Ambrì-Piotta EUR 1,000.00 effective immediately