Two more Greyhounds suspendedTuesday, October 30, 2012 by: Brad Coccimiglio
The Soo Greyhounds received word late Tuesday afternoon that defenceman Colin Miller and forward Mark Petaccio have been suspended.
The Ontario Hockey League office handed down three-game suspensions to each following incidents that occurred during Sunday afternoon’s road game in Guelph, a 6-2 Greyhounds win.
Petaccio was handed a game misconduct for physical abuse of an official after reportedly pushing one of the linesmen. Petaccio was suspended under rule 40.4 which is a category three physical abuse of officials and results in an automatic suspension.
The rule states that, “Any player who, by his actions, physically demeans an official or physically threatens an official by (but not limited to) throwing a stick or any other piece of equipment or object at or in the general direction of an official, shooting the puck at or in the general direction of an official, spitting at or in the general direction of an official, or who deliberately applies physical force to an official solely for the purpose of getting free of such an official during or immediately following an altercation shall be suspended for not less than three (3) games.”
In the third period of the game, Miller was given a major penalty for slashing.
The two added to a list of suspended Greyhounds players that already includes defenceman Kevin Spinozzi (eight games) and forward Landon Schiller (10 games). Spinozzi is eligible to return to the lineup on Nov. 9 while Schiller returns to the lineup on Nov. 23.
More suspensions could be handed down by the league as well from the game. Guelph forward Scott Kosmachuk was also given a major for slashing while Storm defenceman Andrey Pedan was given a match penalty for kicking.
No word has come from the league regarding any additional suspensions from the game.