Notre Dame's Jackson Fined for Comments
CHN Staff Report
FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. The CCHA has fined and reprimanded Notre Dame head coach Jeff Jackson for a violation of the league’s Good Conduct Regulations.
“The CCHA offers a number of post-game means for a coach to properly express their concerns over situations and issues that may have arisen over the course of the contest,” CCHA Commissioner Fred Pletsch said. “There is no excuse or acceptable explanation for public comments about officials that are derogatory in nature.”
The action was taken by the league after a review of public comments attributed to the coach. The amount of the fine was not disclosed.
Jackson was quoted following last Friday's loss to North Dakota, in which a potentially tying goal late in the game was waved off because the referee said the goalie had frozen the puck.
“It was just an awful call, the puck was free between his legs. I could see it from the bench,” said Jackson after the game. He was also quoted in the South Bend Tribune as saying, "The puck was free between (Saunders') legs. I could see it from the bench with one eye."
The conference’s Good Conduct Regulations stipulates that: “No employee (e.g., coaches, athletic staff members, etc.) or student-athlete of a member institution shall make derogatory remarks to the press or public about opponents or officials.”