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Washington Capitals prospect Chase Priskie was suspended two games by the ECAC for kicking an opponent in Quinnipiac’s game against Yale on Saturday. He was given a game misconduct on the play, which had already cost him a game.
Here is the play where Chase Priskie kicked a Yale player. Clearly dirty. Very surprised he would do that but this game has been more chippy than usual. pic.twitter.com/6QFwdmfG8T
— Quinnipiac Hockey Blog (@QHockeyBlog) March 3, 2019
Priskie, a Hobey Baker favorite, was given an additional game. Therefore, he will miss Games 1 and 2 of the team’s best-of-three quarterfinal series next weekend.
College Hockey News received a report earlier this year that the league will not announce suspensions publically.
Pecknold later said, in a statement released Wednesday, “During his career at Quinnipiac, Chase has demonstrated himself to be a great player and a better person. Prior to the weekend, he had a total of four minor penalties on the season and this is the first major penalty of his career. Following the Yale game, Chase has been remorseful and understands that he exercised poor judgement in the moment. As a program, we accept the consequences of his actions and are prepared to have him sit out the first two games of the ECAC playoffs.”
Priskie himself added in the statement, “Throughout my career, I have prided myself on being a respectful person both on and off the ice. My actions from Saturday’s game have no place in our sport and I take full responsibility. I reached out to Tyler to apologize and ensured him that I would never try to injure another player. Those actions do not reflect who I try to be as a player or a person.”
Priskie leads all defenseman nationally with 17 goals, 10 of which have come on the power-play, and fourth with 39 points. In addition, he has a +20 rating.
Quinnipiac owns the top seed in the ECAC tournament and owns the fifth nationally in the Pairwise.