Big Ten Suspends Michigan Pair
CHN Staff Report
ROSEMONT, Ill. The Big Ten has suspended Michigan defensemen Michael Downing and Andrew Sinelli one game under the conference’s supplemental discipline process, as a result of separate incidents that occurred in a game against Minnesota on Feb. 15.
"We accept the decision of the Big Ten," Michigan head coach Red Berenson said. "The conference is trying to eliminate hits to the head. We'll learn from this and move on."
The actions were taken by the conference after a review of separate incidents that occurred in the third period. At the 5:35 mark, Downing received a major penalty for contact to the head and a game misconduct. At the 14:37 mark, Sinelli received a minor penalty for cross-checking. Downing and Sinelli are ineligible to play in Michigan’s Feb. 21 game against Penn State.