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The Elite Ice Hockey League (EIHL) and The Department of Player Safety have carried out a full investigation into the incident which occurred at Fife Ice Arena on Saturday 21st January 2017 during the game between Fife Flyers and Manchester Storm involving Manchester’s Eric Neilson and a spectator behind the away team bench.

Two video angles of the incident were reviewed along with the Referee’s postgame report, and both the Manchester Storm and the Fife Flyers were asked for their reports of the incident.

After everything was considered, the EIHL and the Department of Player Safety have assessed the following:

Eric Neilson of the Manchester Storm receives a 3-game ban for his involvement in this incident.

Neilson has already served one game of this suspension, during the game between Edinburgh Capitals and Manchester Storm on Sunday 22nd January 2017, therefore Neilson will miss the following games:

Saturday January 28th – Manchester Storm vs Dundee Stars

Sunday January 29th – Edinburgh Capitals vs Manchester Storm

Neilson also receives a further 6 games suspended sentence, which will take affect if he is involved in another similar incident during the remaining games of this season or next season (2017-18).

The Manchester Storm receive a fine of £5,000 for failing to control their players and have been warned of their future conduct.

This fine will be suspended pending no further incidents during remaining games of this season or next season (2017-18).

The Fife Flyers receive a fine of £5,000 for failing to control their fans and have been warned of their future conduct.

This fine will be suspended pending no further incidents during the remaining games of this season or next season (2017-18).

The EIHL also require the Fife Flyers to increase security at their home games in the vicinity of the away bench to remove the possibility of an incident similar to this happening again.

The Fife Flyers will be required to install plexiglass between the fans and the away bench for the start of the 2017-18 season.

2019/20 EIHL LEAGUE STANDINGS

TeamGPPts
Sheffield Steelers Sheffield 14 18
Belfast Giants Belfast 11 18
Glasgow Clan Glasgow 12 17
Cardiff Devils Cardiff 10 14
Coventry Blaze Coventry 13 14
Fife Flyers Fife 13 13
Guilford Flames Guildford 12 12
Nottingham Panthers Nottingham 13 11
Dundee Stars Dundee 15 7
Manchester Manchester 11 7
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Elite Ice Hockey League

The Elite Ice Hockey League (EIHL) is a professional ice hockey league in the United Kingdom formed in 2003. The league currently consists of 10 teams, with Belfast (NIR), Cardiff (WAL), Coventry (ENG), Dundee (SCO), Fife (SCO), Glasgow (SCO), Guildford (ENG), Manchester (ENG), Nottingham (ENG) and Sheffield (ENG).

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The Fife Flyers, established in 1938, are the oldest professional ice hockey team in the United Kingdom. The team has a history of success through the ages, with over 60 Scottish and British cups and titles to their name.

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