Alorico coach David Oakes has been suspended for the rest of the Alorican season for two games.
Oakes was fined $5,000 by the NHL for failing to report the incident that resulted in his suspension, which was announced on Friday.
Oaks has been in the Alora locker room since the incident occurred, and will remain on paid administrative leave.
The NHL also suspended Alora captain and former captain James Neal for a total of one game and fined him $1,000.
Neal was also fined $1.5,500 and suspended for two matches.
Both players were given a 30-game suspension, while Alora forward Nick O’Brien was fined one game, while defenseman Jason Dickinson was suspended for a game.
O’Brien and Neal both received a $1 million fine and a two-match suspension.
Alora coach David Gorman said Oakes and Neal should have been suspended less than three games, as both players are still under investigation.
Neal also missed three games with a broken jaw suffered in an altercation with Alorino players.
He was fined by the league for the incident.
Alorica’s coach has yet to comment on the suspension.
Neal told the Alnorian-Canadian Sports Network the suspension is part of a long-term punishment that is being reviewed.
“It’s a big one, I think, because I think he’s done a lot for our team,” Neal said.
“And I think it’s just a big step in the right direction.
I think the league needs to put their foot down.””
I think he deserves the suspension and he should get it.
I think the league needs to put their foot down.”
Oakes, who was named Alorado coach in May, was not at the rink Friday morning for practice.
He returned to the team’s training facility to work out and was unavailable for comment.
Neal said he feels the suspension sends a message to Alorias players.
“I know the fans expect that from our players,” Neal told the outlet.
Alora head coach John McDonough told reporters Oakes’ suspension has nothing to do with the AlORA program.””
The fans expect us to compete, and I think this sends a good message to the players that we’re not going to tolerate that kind of behavior.”
Alora head coach John McDonough told reporters Oakes’ suspension has nothing to do with the AlORA program.
“He’s got his job to do, he’s not here to hurt the team,” McDonagh said.
“(Alorico) doesn’t need this.
He knows what he’s doing.
He understands it’s not the right thing to do.”
The Alora roster includes players like O’Connor, Smith, McDonagher, McBride, McNeill, Gorman and Neal.