Hendrix Lapierre Suspended One Game For Boarding Incident

The American Hockey League (AHL) announced Thursday afternoon that Hershey Bears center Hendrix Lapierre has been suspended for one (1) game as a consequence of a boarding incident in a game vs. Charlotte on Apr. 11. Lapierre will miss Hershey’s game Friday (Apr. 14) at Bridgeport.

The incident occurred midway through the third period of Tuesday night’s game against the Checkers. Lapierre, who sustained a big hit of his own moments earlier, skated cross ice and hit Checkers’ forward Logan Hutsko, causing him to crash into the boards.

Lapierre was assessed a five-minute major and a game misconduct. The Checkers would go on to score two goals on the ensuing five-minute power play, and win the game, 4-3.

It’s been an up and down week for Lapierre, somewhat typical for an AHL rookie. Prior to arguably costing his team the game on Tuesday night, Lapierre scored his first career professional hat trick on Saturday against the Checkers.

The Bears have two more games remaining in their regular season schedule – Friday against the Islanders in Bridgeport and Saturday at home against the Lehigh Valley Phantoms. The Bears have earned a bye in the first round of the postseason and will be idle next week.

By Jon Sorensen

About Jon Sorensen

Jon has been a Caps fan since day one, attending his first game at the Capital Centre in 1974. His interest in the Caps has grown over the decades and included time as a season ticket holder. He has been a journalist covering the team for 10+ years, primarily focusing on analysis, analytics and prospect development.
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1 Response to Hendrix Lapierre Suspended One Game For Boarding Incident

  1. Anonymous says:

    Lapierre is such a thug. The league really needs to do something about the criminal element. (😂)

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