Niagara Gazette — The Atlantic Hockey Association has suspended Niagara University center Pat Conte for one game for a hit that resulted in head contact during last week’s game against Canisius, the conference announced Thursday.
The freshman from Niagara Falls will sit out Saturday’s game at Robert Morris University.
In a written statement, AHA officials explain that while moving to hit Canisius player Shane Conacher during their October 12 game, Conte’s shoulder and arm were extended and made contact with Conacher’s head.
Although Conte was not penalized on the play, officials deemed the hit serious enough to review for discipline.
His one game suspension falls under the AHA’s supplemental discipline policy.