Mannheim's Larkin, Goc & Simpson disciplined

Stemming from Tuesday night’s Round of 16 game in Gävle, Sweden, defencemen Thomas Larkin and Nikolai Goc and head coach Sean Simpson have all received supplementary discipline from the Champions Hockey League Sports Board.

At 59:35, Tomas Larkin (#37) contacted an opponent in a manner deemed Interference (IIHF Rule 150). The CHL Sports Board suspends Larkin for 3 games for the interference and 1 game for an automatic 1-game suspension for receiving 2 game misconducts within a CHL season (as per the CHL disciplinary code) for a total of 4 games, to be served if/when a team with Larkin on its roster next participates in the CHL.

Key Points:

1. Interference on a non-puck carrier

2. Forceful contact on a non-puck carrier

3. Made no attempt to let up or minimize contact

4. Not a repeat offender

At 59:59, Nikolai Goc (#77) made contact with an opponent deemed Checking to the Head or Neck Area (IIHF Rule 124). The CHL Sports Board suspends Goc for 1 game, to be served if/when a team with Goc on its roster next participates in the CHL.

Key Points:

1. Head was the main point of contact

2. Opposing player is unsuspecting

3. Checker altered body position for contact to head of opposing player

4. Not a repeat offender

From the perspective of the CHL Sports Board, head coach Sean Simpson of Adler Mannheim failed to control his bench. The CHL Sports Board suspends Simpson for 1 game, to be served if/when a team with Simpson on its coaching staff next participates in the CHL.

Video Explanation of Thomas Larkin suspension
Video Explanation of Nikolai Goc suspension