Monday, March 1, 2010

Huskies' Marvin gets three-game suspension

St. Cloud State forward Aaron Marvin was given a three-game suspension by the WCHA on Monday for his hit on Wisconsin's Blake Geoffrion on Feb. 20. It was the second time that Marvin knocked an opposing team's captain out of game and subsequent games (the first was North Dakota's Chay Genoway, who has yet to return from a Nov. 13 check from behind).

Marvin will miss both of this weekend's games against Minnesota State as well as the first game of the WCHA playoffs (which just might end up being against the Mavericks, too).

Many observers have been wondering if the WCHA was going to take action against Marvin after his shoulder-to-head hit on Geoffrion, but the league has no clear suspension policy. Last season, the league sat MSU's Trevor Bruess twice -- one game each, including the Mavericks' first playoff game -- for what it deemed to be dangerous play.

Marvin's three-game benching sends a big-time message to players about hits to the head.

More from The St. Cloud Times here.
Read the WCHA press release here.


LetsGoMavs said...

It's likely that Garrett Raboin is out for St. Cloud too from a knee injury he got in the Wisconsin series.

Having Raboin and Marvin out this weekend will be huge for the Mavericks. Question is, will the Mavs take advantage of it or will it be more OT losses or one goal losses?!?

Nation said...

I didn't think that hit on Geoffrion was to bad. What did you people think about the hit? I thought Marvins hit on Genoway was way worse. I think three games is too many. I would love to hear some feedback.

djc said...

I watched the video on YouTube several times. Marvin had every opportunity to hit him on the side. Clearly he skated directly in front of Geoffrion, and at the point of impact, lifted and lead with his shoulder. I think three games is appropriate for a repeat offender.