Chirps from Center Ice

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Hershey’s Garrett Mitchell Suspended Three Games

On Tuesday afternoon it was announced by the American Hockey League that Hershey Bears forward Garrett Mitchell has been suspended three games for what the League is ruling an, “illegal check to the head” to an opponent during Sunday’s game, a 5-4 Wilkes-Barre win.

That opponent was Wilkes-Barre / Scranton Penguins forward Tyler Biggs. This is the video I took off of AHL Live which led to the suspension. Two speeds, real time then replay, slowed down.

Here is a photo of the hit which ran in the local paper Monday.

The hit by Mitchell went uncalled by the two referees working the game.

Mitchell will miss Hershey’s St. John’s trip this weekend and the March 19 game in Wilkes-Barre. Mitchell is eligible to return on Sunday, March 20 when the Bears host the Penguins at 5 p.m. at Giant Center.

It was reported by the Wilkes-Barre media Tuesday afternoon that Biggs was going through concussion protocol and that the Penguins sent tape to the AHL offices in Springfield for supplemental discipline on Mitchell.

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