Swiss National Team

Swiss national team forward Cody Almond has been issued a one-game suspension by the IIHF's Disciplinary Panel for his hit to the head of Christian Ehrhoff.

Photo: Monika Majer / RvS.Media

The incident occurred in the first minute of the qualification playoff game between Switzerland and Germany on Tuesday, February 20. The Panel decided that Almond violated the Official Playing Rule 124 (Checking to the Head or Neck).

If the GSHC-forward is part of the Swiss national team at the 2018 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship in Denmark in May, he will have to sit out the first game against Austria.

Last Update: 23 February 2018, 01:55 PM | esi*