CCHA Suspends Roque One Game
CHN Staff Report
The CCHA has suspended Lake Superior State head coach Jim Roque for one game under the league’s supplemental discipline process. According to the league, Roque violated the league’s Good Conduct Regulations (Section VI - CCHA Code of Regulations).
The action was taken by the league after a review of an incident that occurred following a game versus Michigan State on Jan. 15. Roque was ejected from that game after a game misconduct.
Roque is ineligible to coach in Lake Superior State’s next game, which is tonight against Western Michigan. He is eligible to return Jan. 22.
Roque was tossed from the Michigan State game for arguing over penalty calls. Later, according to reports, Roque said linesman Mike Poliski threatened him when they were on the ice.
"I had to call the police and file a complaint against him," Roque told the Soo Evening News. "All I wanted to do is ask how they were giving me seven minutes of penalties in the last ten minutes ... they (officials) wouldn't talk to me. They wouldn't even come over for the shootout. ... I think that's uncalled for. I got fined $1,000 five years ago for saying something bad about the refs in the paper. The guy can threaten my life and nothing happens to him? I just think that's wrong."
The CCHA did not comment on Roque's accusations, and instead sided with the officials.