forward Gregory Stewart has been banned for a total of nine matches by the Rapid Solicitors Elite League disciplinary committee.
Stewart was assessed a two-minute minor in Belfast's match at Cardiff Devils on Sunday 3rd February 2013. After a request for supplementary discipline by the Devils, and a subsequent review by the committee, this has been increased to a match penalty for checking to the head and carries a three-match ban.
The Devils requested supplementary discipline in another incident involving Stewart in the same game. After a review of the game DVD, a match penalty for kneeing has been assessed on Stewart and he will be banned for a further three matches.
With there being two serious match penalties during the game, Stewart has had an extra three matches added by the disciplinary committee to make a total of nine matches. The extra three matches can be appealed against.
Head of discipline, Simon Kirkham, said: "These two incidents in the game were worthy of match penalties and, after a review by the committee, we have decided to impose the minimum tariff for each incident.
"As both incidents are nasty and happen in the same game, we have decided to add an extra three matches to make a total of nine."
requested supplementary discipline on Belfast Giants
forward Daymen Rycroft
for an incident in the game on Saturday 2nd February 2013.
Kirkham said: "The minor penalty call for interference is the correct call. We do not feel there is clear evidence of a blindside hit."
v Fife Flyers
(Sunday 3rd February 2013)
forward Vince Connon has been banned for three matches following a request for supplementary discipline by the Fife Flyers
Connon was assessed a 5+game penalty in the encounter between Dundee and Fife on Sunday 3rd February 2013 and, after a review, this has been upgraded to a match penalty. The minimum tariff for the offence is three matches.
Meanwhile, Fife also requested supplementary discipline for an incident involving Dundee's Jeff Hutchins
Kirkham said: "From the video evidence provided and the report for the referee, we are unable to get a clear view of the incident.
"We are therefore unable to assess a major penalty on Hutchins."
forward Ryan Hand
will serve a one-match ban following the accumulation of six 10-minute misconduct penalties.