On 16/02/2019 Milton Keynes Lightning’s #10 Martin Mazanec was assessed a Match Penalty for Head-Butting.
All Match Penalties carry an automatic one-game suspension, and are automatically reviewed by the EIHL’s Department of Player Safety. In this instance, the DOPS decided that supplementary discipline was not needed.
EIHL Rule 142, covering Head-Butting, states:
- A player who attempts to head-butt will be assessed Double Minor Penalty
- A player who succeeds in head-butting an opponent will be assessed a Match Penalty