The Champions Cup Event Disciplinary Function (EDF) has given a one match suspension to Omar Aldeeb from IBF Falun. The suspension is in connection to an incident in the Champions Cup semi-final match against Storvreta IBK on Wednesday 22nd November. 

The incident under review happened at 32:03 and was penalised by the referees with what would have been a 2-minute penalty. A delayed penalty was played and from this Storvreta subsequently scored so no player penalty is recorded in the match record. The incident was referred to the EDF by the match Technical Delegate for further review.

In making their decision, the EDF reviewed the match video and statements from the player, match referees, and technical delegate. It was the opinion of the EDF that Omar Aldeeb made a forceful swinging action of his stick, making contact with his opponent. This action was intentional and unnecessary, which cannot be considered as only a reckless offence. Based on the Rules of the Game the offence must be considered as brutal. As such, the player should have received a match penalty according to Rule 614.12 – When a player or a member of the team staff commits or tries to commit a brutal offence.

According to the Rules of the Game 2022 (Rule 613:2): Match penalty shall lead to suspension for the rest of the match and from the following match in the same competition and possible further punishment according to the conditions and routines set by the administrating authority.

The EDF decision was that Omar Aldeeb should have been penalised with a Match Penalty. As the match penalty was not given by the referees during the game, the decision of the EDF was to give the equivalent penalty of a one match suspension.

This means that Omar Aldeeb is suspended from his team’s next game in the Champions Cup, which is the second semi-final match against Storvreta IBK, scheduled to be played on Wednesday 29th November.

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