November 17, 2010 PRINT Bookmark and Share

Appert Suspended One Game

CHN Staff Report

RPI coach Seth Appert has been suspended one game by the ECAC for his actions after his team lost a 2-1 to Union on Friday.

Appert will miss the Engineers' game against Connecticut in the first round of the Rensselaer Holiday Tournament next Friday.

The ECAC declined further comment.

Appert, upset that referee Bryan Hicks called an RPI player for interfering with the goaltender, thus disallowing the tying goal with 7.6 seconds left in regulation, showed video of the play to reporters in the post-game press conference. Appert showed the video on his laptop while reporters were in the middle of asking players about the play.

After, Appert, when asked if he was worried what the league would think, said, “Why? Is there a policy that you can’t show video? I think the ref should be concerned about it.”

Appert said he disagrees with the decision.

"I respect it," Appert told the Schenectady Gazette. "I respect commissioner Hagwell. I respect [ECAC director of officiating] Paul Stewart and our officiating body very much. But I don't think it's a suspendable offense."

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