PLAYER SAFETY ANNOUNCES SUSPENSIONS FOR 2/3/24
From The FPHL Department of Player Safety
Binghamton, NY – The FPHL Department of Player Safety today have announced the following suspensions.
Danbury Hat Trick Stojcevski, SUSPENDED
Danbury forward Brandon Stojcevski has been suspended for One Game as a result from his actions during FPHL Game No. 176 in Winston-Salem, NC on Saturday, February 3rd. FPHL Director of Player Safety Dave Jackson stated, “Mr. Stojcevski attempted to deliver a body check and elevated into his opponent making contact with his shoulder directly to the head. I don't think it was a malicious attempt to injure but it was a reckless play that picked his opponent's head with no other body contact. Mr. Stojcevski made no effort to avoid or minimize contact. The player making the hit must attempt to minimize any contact to his opponent's head and make an attempt to make full body contact. Mr. Stojcevski will be suspended for ONE (1) GAME."
Watertown Wolves Schmit & Motor City Rockers Thompson, SUSPENDED
Watertown defenseman Justin Schmit & Motor City Forward Elias Thompson have both been suspended for One Games as a result from their actions during FPHL Game No. 174 in Watertown, NY on Saturday, February 3rd. FPHL Director of Player Safety Dave Jackson stated, "Both players have been suspended for ONE (1) GAME for removing all their gear before an altercation. Doing such creates an even larger safety issue than the altercation itself.” The FPHL will be discussing this incident to put a policy in place for future incidents like this should they occur.
The FPHL is a Single-A Minor Professional hockey league operating in its 14th season during 2023-24.