Luke Gordon of the Kamloops Storm has been suspended three games by the KIJHL, the result of a match penalty he received for “intent to injure” during Saturday’s game against the Golden Rockets.
Gordon will next be eligible to play on Oct. 12 — coincidentally that’s the day after the Storm plays its next, and only remaining, game against the Rockets.
Gordon was assessed a match penalty following a questionable hit with 2:24 remaining in Saturday’s game against the Rockets. Barry Dewar, general manager of the Kamloops Storm, said that Gordon had asked the referee why there was no call on an earlier play, when he felt he had been hit in the head. Shortly thereafter, he threw his hit.
Two Rockets players were also suspended after the melee that ensued following Gordon’s hit. Brett DeFrias was handed a one-game suspension for receiving a game misconduct in the last ten minutes of the third period and Michael Anderson received two games for engaging in a second fight in the same stoppage of play.
DeFrias will be eligible to return Oct. 5, while Anderson can come back against the Storm on Oct. 11.