PLAYER SAFETY ANNOUNCES SUSPENSIONS FOR 12/2/23
From The FPHL Department of Player Safety
Binghamton, NY – The FPHL Department of Player Safety today have announced the following fines and suspension.
Motor City Rockers Conway, SUSPENDED
Motor City forward Declan Conway has been suspended for Two Games as a result from his actions during FPHL Game No. 74 in Danbury, CT on Saturday, December 2nd. FPHL Director of Player Safety Dave Jackson stated, “I'm not really sure why Mr.Conway felt the need to embarrass himself, his teammates and the league, but flipping the double bird and pointing to his groin has earned Mr. Conway a TWO (2) GAME Suspension. No matter what verbal abuse comes from the crowd, this type of behavior is never acceptable, especially with children in attendance."
Port Huron Prowlers Scantlebury, SUSPENDED
Port Huron forward Tucker Scantlebury has been suspended for Two Games as a result from his actions during FPHL Game No. 72 in Winston-Salem, NC on Saturday, December 2nd. FPHL Director of Player Safety Dave Jackson stated, "This Cross-check occurs after the whistle and appears to be unprovoked. Mr. Scantlebury's opponent is skating towards him and may be verbally taunting him but the response is completely disproportionate with the threat presented. Mr. Scuttlebury delivered a two-handed X-check directly to his opponent's face causing injury. He will be suspended for TWO (2) GAMES."
Danbury Hat Tricks Amesbury, SUSPENDED
Danbury forward Daniel Amesbury has been suspended for Eighteen Games as a result from his actions during FPHL Game No. 74 in Danbury, CT on Saturday, December 2nd. FPHL Director of Player Safety Dave Jackson stated, "This is an extremely unfortunate incident. Anytime a player is removed on a stretcher after an illegal hit is a bad day for hockey. This hit occurs behind the net. The player who gets hit had released the puck and the elapsed time before being hit is long enough to make him ineligible to be checked. The hit itself starts out ok until Mr. Amesbury raises his elbow/forearm and drives his opponent's head into the glass. The referees correctly assessed a match penalty for Deliberate Injury. Because of Mr. Amesbury's status as a 'repeat offender' (12 month history) any suspensions he receives automatically increase exponentially. His last suspension for attempt to injure was for 12 games, 11 months ago. This means that this suspension automatically starts at 12 games and is increased by 50% resulting in an EIGHTEEN (18) GAME suspension. This, as in all suspensions is subject to appeal, to be heard by the board of governors."
The FPHL is a Single-A Minor Professional hockey league operating in its 14th season during 2023-24.