Maine's Nolan Vesey Suspended One Game For Spearing Thatcher Demko
According to SB Nation College Hockey's Jeff Cox, Maine's Nolan Vesey was suspended for one game for spearing BC goalie Thatcher Demko after time expired on Sunday's game at Kelley Rink.
Vesey will miss Maine's game against UMass Lowell on Friday, November 13. This was Vesey's second spearing incident of his career; last fall he was booted from a game against Union for spearing Sam Coatta shortly after Union scored a goal. Given that he is a repeat offender, and given the complete pointlessness of his attack on Demko since it was unprovoked and well after the final whistle, I sort of expected a 2 to 3 game punishment.
But it's really neither here nor there; Demko was unhurt, Vesey probably ended up on the receiving end of the worst physical punishment after Ryan Fitzgerald and Ian McCoshen piledrove him into the net, and Maine is unlikely to play any role in BC's fate the rest of this season. Ultimately, this is the equivalent of going back and time and making the correct call of a game DQ on the ice. All good.
BC returns to action Friday night against Michigan State.