Utah's Hogg suspended indefinitely for ruining Connolly's face

Posted by DOYLE WOODY, adn.com on December 24, 2013 

Kris Hogg of the Utah Grizzlies has been fined the usual "undisclosed amount'' and suspended indefinitely -- pending a hearing with ECHL officials -- for the stick he delivered to the face of Alaska Aces winger Brendan Connolly in Saturday's 5-3 Aces win at Sullivan Arena.

As Connolly shot the puck on a rush into Utah's zone, Hogg slashed his stick horizontally at Connolly and struck him directly in the mouth, leaving him a bloody mess. Hogg received four minutes for high-sticking -- thinking about it later, wondered why it wasn't a major penalty of some sort, in that it wasn't just the usual high-stick that drew blood -- we guess because there's no penalty for "ruining an opponent's face.''

In any event, seems like Hogg should get, at minimum, a couple of games for his action.

Stay tuned.

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