EDINA, Minn. – Jan. 17, 2017 – The Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) Men's League office today announced one-game suspensions for Alaska Anchorage sophomore forward Mason Mitchell and Alaska junior forward Austin Vieth. The suspensions, resulting from supplemental discipline, will be effective for the next NCAA Division 1 contests for the Seawolves and Nanooks, respectively.
Mitchell's suspension is a result of a blindside hit at the 4:58 mark of the first overtime period of Alaska Anchorage's game of Saturday, Jan. 14 at Michigan Tech. No penalty was called on the ice; however, upon further review, the hit was delivered in a manner that warranted the suspension.
Vieth's suspension is a result of his game misconduct infraction for contact to the head, which occurred at the 17:18 mark of the second period in Alaska's game of Saturday, Jan. 14 at Ferris State. Upon review, the contact occurred in a manner that warranted the suspension.
Alaska Anchorage's next scheduled game is Friday, Jan. 20 at Northern Michigan, while Mitchell would be eligible to return for the Seawolves' Saturday, Jan. 21 contest against the Wildcats. Alaska's next scheduled game is Friday, Jan. 20 at Bowling Green, while Vieth would be eligible to return for the Nanooks' Saturday, Jan. 21 contest against the Falcons.