An illegal check to the head has earned Tanner House a two game suspension. The hit, taking place in a March 2nd game against the Texas Stars, went uncalled on the ice, but did result in House facing off against Labrie in some fisticuffs. The AHL is notorious for hating elbow checks to the head or any check to the head for that matter. Although this one isn’t egregious it is in-step with how the league has traditionally frowned on incidents of this nature. Nonetheless, here’s the league announcement:
The American Hockey League today announced that Oklahoma City Barons center Tanner House has been suspended for two (2) games as a consequence of an illegal check to the head of an opponent in a game at Texas on Mar. 2.
House will miss Oklahoma City’s games Friday (Mar. 8) and Saturday (Mar. 9) vs. Rockford.
Here’s a quick viewing of the incident (right side of screen):