Travis Ewanyk has been suspended three games by the American Hockey League. The suspension comes on the heels of a one game a piece suspension for Ben Eager and Steve Pinizzotto in a game last weekend. Why was Ewanky suspended? Here is the AHL explanation:
The American Hockey League today announced that Oklahoma City Barons center Travis Ewanyk has been suspended for three (3) games as a consequence of his actions in a game vs. San Antonio on Mar. 11.
Ewanyk was suspended under the provisions of AHL Rule 28.1 (supplementary discipline) after leaving the players’ bench on a legal line change for the purpose of starting an altercation.
Ewanyk will miss Oklahoma City’s games Friday (Mar. 14) and Saturday (Mar. 15) vs. Grand Rapids, and Mar. 21 at Texas.
Penalized for leaving the bench on a legal line change, huh? Truth. After being cross checked prior to the whistle blowing, Ewanyk proceeded to drop the mitts. Because the game hadn’t started, Ewanyk was given an instigating penalty, and a ten minute misconduct penalty. Because it occurred prior to the whistle, it became an automatic three game suspension.
The fight, although, favored Ewanky if you care about that sort of thing. Here’s the video: