ELITE LEAGUE & INVESTIGATION UPDATE

ELITE LEAGUE & INVESTIGATION UPDATE

Posted on 1 November 2012

The internal investigation into the events that took place after last Sunday’s game against Coventry has continued throughout the course of the week.

Additional measures to strengthen current arrangements are being put in place to further ensure the safety of spectators, staff, players and officials.

A zero tolerance policy towards violent, threatening and abusive behaviour is now in place. Anyone found to be in breach of the policy will be dealt with and appropriate action taken.

As a result of the ongoing investigation and further evidence which has been brought forward, the Cardiff Devils Ice Hockey Club has decided to uphold and further extend the ban applied to the individual involved in the incident involving Coventry player, Benn Olson. Setting a precedent for unacceptable behavior, the individual has been banned from attending Cardiff Devils games for a total of 5 years.

Following the announcement of the EIHL penalties regarding the incidents that took place on Sunday 28th, the Cardiff Devils Ice Hockey Club is challenging the decisions made.

The management of the club are dismayed and extremely concerned at the apparent lack of balance of the decisions made, and the weight of penalties applied to Cardiff, who have received a total of 16 penalties, while Coventry have received zero.

Cardiff Devils, CEO, Paul Ragan has submitted a detailed report of his findings to the Elite League and is awaiting a decision.