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ECHL Suspends Tommy Mele One Game for Illegal Check to Head

Tuesday, May. 6th, 2014

PRINCETON, N.J. – The ECHL on Tuesday announced the following fines and suspension resulting from ECHL Playoff Game #K-3, Alaska at Idaho, on May 5.

Alaska’s Tommy Mele has been suspended for one game and fined an undisclosed amount as a result of an illegal check to the head in the first period of the game.

Mele is fined and suspended under Rule #28 – Supplementary Discipline. He will miss Alaska’s game at Idaho on May 7.

Under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the ECHL and the Professional Hockey Players’ Association, player fines collected by the ECHL are given to the PHPA for its ECHL Player’s Hardship Fund.

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