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Builis suspended

Builis suspended

One game added to late penalty

Published 19.04.2017 14:43 GMT+2 | Author Andrew Podnieks
Builis suspended
POPRAD, SLOVAKIA - APRIL 14: Latvia's Rudolfs Builis #11 bodychecks Switzerland's Mick Schupbach #10 during preliminary round action at the 2017 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship. (Photo by Andrea Cardin/HHOF-IIHF Images)
Actions resulted from an incident near the end of the Latvia-Slovakia game on April 17.

Latvian forward Rudolfs Builis will miss the first game of his team’s relegation-round series on Thursday against Belarus.

In the game two days ago against Slovakia, Builis received a five-minute major for checking to the head and neck as well as an automatic game misconduct. The incident occurred with 1:10 remaining in a game the Slovaks won, 4-0. 

A video review of the incident by the Directorate Chairman confirmed that supplementary discipline to Builis would be appropriate. As a result, the player has received an additional suspension of one game.

Builis will be eligible to return for game two of the relegation series on Friday.


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