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Tailing the Komets

CHL nails Pankiewicz

The Central Hockey League (CHL) announced on Tuesday that Colorado Eagles Assistant Coach Greg Pankewicz has been suspended the balance of the regular season (14 games) and fined an undisclosed amount of money, for his actions on February 19 in a game versus the Mississippi RiverKings.  The Eagles organization has also been fined an undisclosed amount of money.

“The Central Hockey League will not tolerate such behavior and found Mr. Pankewicz's conduct to be completely unacceptable to our member clubs, the officiating staff and our fans,” said CHL Commissioner Duane Lewis.

Posted in: Komets


Tue, 02/22/2011 - 7:59pm

Wow, the league continues to hammer Colorado.....

I expected a good suspension; but nothing like this...

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 8:01pm

It is not as bad as coaches throwing sticks & things on the ice :(

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 8:38pm

It made it to ESPN....LOL

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 8:55pm

So no word on the official that tackled the player head first into the ice?

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 9:06pm

Had Pankiewicz just come off the bench and tackled the linesman himself he only would've received a 3 game suspension...

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 9:18pm

Nice GM!

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 10:31pm

GM nails it. The CHL suspension machine is broken. Who comes up with this garbage? A guy tosses his shirt and gets 14 games. A player tosses an official and gets 3. What a load of crap.

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 10:35pm

Seems to me that if the mainstream media picks up on something that has happened in the CHL they bring the hammer down, no matter how stupid it is. Had Sportscenter shown the video of Magers giving Cichy a hip toss he would've been banned for life.

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 10:51pm

GameMisconduct....you are correct and correct. 2 of your best posts, ever. Well said.

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 10:56pm

Cichy could have been split in two.

Dave W
Wed, 02/23/2011 - 12:38am

GM Your right on the button o those post's Think the CHL wants this kind of exposure.

Hit Somebody!!!
Wed, 02/23/2011 - 1:17am

I agree with the others here....

14 games?

For that?



Glad he didn't throw his panties on the ice too.....

He might have gotten a real stiff suspension.....

Wed, 02/23/2011 - 3:03am

Seemed ridiculous to me too. I guess they just felt stripping was "disgusting" and that hockey is a serous game, not a "freak show". ;)

No-Touch Icing
Wed, 02/23/2011 - 7:07am

Hockey is not a freak show..or a wrestling match. These zebra-boys are too protected. I think someone should pop their bubble.

Wed, 02/23/2011 - 7:37am

And I thought Brad Jones was inconsistant.

Wed, 02/23/2011 - 7:44am

Hockey suspension guidlines:

1. Anything that severly injures another player, anything that becomes a "black eye" for the league, or anything that ESPN runs with in a negative way gets...The Hammer

2. Anything that can be swept under the rug, if a player isnt injured, something bad a star player does, or doesnt make it to the national media (other than blogs) gets... The Wrist Slap

Since hockey started handing out suspensions like candy, this is how its been and probably how it will remain...

Wed, 02/23/2011 - 8:20am

You're correct, Wendy, stripping down to wearing less-than-appropriate clothing at a hockey game is "disgusting" when the wrong people do it.

Hockey Fan for Life
Wed, 02/23/2011 - 8:24am

He got what he deserved. The CHL is not the Federal League.

Wed, 02/23/2011 - 8:45am

Couldn't agree more, RK... Some folks just don't have a sense of decency.. Coaches, players, fans, "members of the media" should all dress with decorum at all times.

Wed, 02/23/2011 - 9:18am

The linesman slammed the player during that brawl. Thats why Pank' went nuts.

Refs have to be held accountable. Especially if it could lead to the injury of a hockey player.

Crazy, overkill on the suspension total.

Wed, 02/23/2011 - 9:52am

Would be interested in knowing if there was an disciplinary measures given to the linesman who slammed the player to the ice. That is what prompted the inappropriate strip tease.

Wed, 02/23/2011 - 10:13am

Maybe he'll just go get a job in Alaska.

RunningKomet, the "message" in your comment was so well hidden that I think no one caught on!!

Wed, 02/23/2011 - 11:19am

Oh, I got it... Hit Somebody won't agree (he's a big fan)... but I got it.

Wed, 02/23/2011 - 11:24am

I was checking the 'ol standings a bit ago and I can't believe how close they are in the middle. Seriously, we're only 6 points out of third?? I'm not sure how likely or realistic it is to think about getting back up that high, but it's amazing that the Komets are even that close after not playing the first half of the season. Keep it up, guys!

Eric Tomlinson
Wed, 02/23/2011 - 11:40am

I love the Slap Shot reference, Wendy. Now try to get some sleep!

Wed, 02/23/2011 - 1:59pm

I lol-ed when I read RK's post..Well done, sir!

Wed, 02/23/2011 - 3:28pm

Does anyone remember what Dave Farrish and or the team got when he did the same thing in the old IHL? Pretty sure there was a suspension involved but I'm thinking one or two games. Or was it left at the toss and bench penalty?

Blake Sebring
Wed, 02/23/2011 - 4:29pm

He was only fined.

Wed, 02/23/2011 - 4:32pm

It was worth a good laugh. That's all that matters. haha

Wed, 02/23/2011 - 4:55pm

I remember several visiting coaches who used to throw things at fans, try to reach them over the glass to fight, squirt them with water, etc... That was always fun... Not saying that I was ever involved, mind you...... :)