AHL forward suspended for swinging his stick at refereee

Whoa! This is crazy!


In case you missed it this past weekend, AHL forward Evan Polei of the Manitoba Moose was given a game misconduct penalty after appearing to accidentally hit an official with his stick while slamming it against the side boards.

Here's the penalty in question:

Well today Polei was officially given a one game suspension.

Here's a closer look:

This obviously looks like an accident to me, but I'm completely fine with this suspension. After all, you need to be responsible for your stick.