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Across the pond: Bagron suspended 4 games; Olson surgery for broken finger

Doyle Woody,Adn Staff

Making one of our semi-regular check-ins with what's happenin' now in the Great Britain-based EIHL, we find that Dundee Stars center Billy Bagron of the Eagle River has been suspended for four games for his cross-checking infraction against Fife Flyers defenseman Justin DaCosta on Sunday.

Bagron was initially assessed a five-minute major. Upon review, that was upped to a match penalty, which comes with an automatic three-game ban. The one extra game of suspension was for the severity of the penalty, the league reported.

Bagron is tied for sixth in the league in points with 5-11--16 totals in 14 games.

In other news, former (albeit briefly) Alaska Aces defenseman Benn Olson of the Coventry Blaze is expected to miss six to eight weeks after surgery for a broken finger. Olson through eight games played had racked a mere 33 penalty minutes, which puts him a shocking 52 minutes behind the league leader. Shocking, that is, because Olson is the reigning penalty-minute champion after bagged 392 minutes in 53 games last season to win the race by just 126 minutes.

And, reversing back across the pond to home, British winger Robert Farmer, who prepped in the EIHL, has unofficially made the Alaska Aces' season-opening roster.


By DOYLE WOODY, adn.com
Anchorage