Pierre-Cedric Labrie, IceHogs, photo: Todd Reicher
By Chris Block
Pierre-Cedric Labrie was suspended 1-game by the AHL on Monday, stemming from his actions during a fight in the third period of Friday night’s 5-1 loss at Lake Erie, also Rockford’s 8th consecutive road defeat.
Labrie was assessed a match penalty and game misconduct for his actions during a fight he instigated with Lake Erie forward Josh Anderson.
In the American Hockey League, a match penalty carries an automatic $200.00 fine.
Per Rule 21.1
A match penalty shall be imposed on any player who deliberately attempts to injure an opponent in any manner.
In addition to the match penalty, the player shall be automatically suspended from further competition until the President has ruled on the issue.
During the fight, which Labrie instigated, Anderson speared Labrie down to the ice. While wrestling on the ice, with both linesman trying to separating them, Labrie grabbed the helmet off Anderson’s head, proceeding to attempt to strike Anderson in the head repeatedly with his own helmet.