Tristan Scherwey suspended

Swiss forward to miss fifth-place game after head hit

BUFFALO – Switzerland forward Tristan Scherwey has been suspended one game and he will miss Switzerland’s fifth-place game against Finland on January 4. He was suspended as a result of a play which occurred in the game against Canada on Monday, January 3.

The play happened with 5:07 left in the third period when Scherwey delivered a check to the head of Canadian forward Carter Ashton. Although Scherwey was assessed a 2-minute minor penalty plus a 10-minute misconduct on the play, IIHF Tournament Chairman Frank Gonzalez requested the single disciplinary judge Dan Marouelli to review the incident.

Upon review Mr. Marouelli determined that Scherwey targeted the head of the opponent while Ashton was in a defenseless position and as a result Scherwey has been suspended for his team’s next game.

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