The American Hockey League announced late Saturday afternoon that Rochester Americans forward Kevin Porter has been suspended for two games as a consequence of an illegal check to the head of an opponent in a game vs. Laval on Feb. 28.
Porter will miss Rochester’s games tonight (Feb. 29) at Syracuse and Wednesday (Mar. 4) vs, Utica.
The hit occurred at 2:01 of the second period Friday night when Porter hit Laval forward Jake Lucchini. Porter was assessed a major penalty and game misconduct. On the same sequence of events Laval had also scored a goal.
Chris Taylor was asked about the penalty after the game and had said, “I just watched it three or four times again and I don’t even think it’s a two minute minor to be quite honest with you.”
Judge for yourself. The clip starts at approx 1:28.
Kevin Porter ejected for this hit on Jake Lucchini. pic.twitter.com/b39aNsXL5l
— Let's Go Amerks (@LetsGoAmerks) February 29, 2020