The National Lacrosse League has issued a summary of discipline following an official league review of NLL Week 16 games played on April 15-16.
Calgary Roughnecks transition player Brandon Goodwin has been assessed a two-game suspension for an illegal cross-checking incident on Vancouver Stealth defenseman Justin Salt at the 0:31 mark of the fourth quarter during their game on Saturday, April 16. A Match Penalty for Dangerous Contact to the Head was called by officials on the floor, and upon league review, the Match Penalty is upheld for Illegal Cross-Checking (Rule 63.3) which carries an automatic two-game suspension (Rule 42.2).
In other league discipline news, the appeal of Vancouver Stealth defenseman Matt Beers’ one-game suspension has moved to an arbitrator’s hearing on April 28. Beers was suspended one game after being assessed a major and game misconduct penalty stemming from an Elbowing (Rule 78.2) incident involving Calgary Roughnecks forward Wesley Berg at approximately the 4:05 mark of the third quarter of their game on April 9, 2016. Beers was previously assessed two non-fighting major penalties on January 30. By Accrual of Three Major Penalties in a Season (Rule 40.1), Beers received an automatic game misconduct penalty. In addition, Beers was assessed game misconduct penalties on January 23 and January 30. By accruing a total of three game misconduct penalties this year, Beers received an automatic one-game suspension for Accrual of Game Misconduct Penalties in a Season (Rule 40.2).