HAMILTON’S IAN SCHULTZ SUSPENDED BY AHL

Nov 26th, 2010 | By | Category: Hockey-General News, St. John's IceCaps

Hamilton Bulldogs forward Ian Schultz has been suspended for two game by the American Hockey as a result of actions in the game against Adirondak on Wednesday night.

If you need reminding, Schultz is the other player (along with Lars Eller) in the deal that sent Jaroslav Halak to the St. Louis Blues.

Schultz is 13 games into his first year of professional hockey and, with zero points, the step up from the junior level has been a struggle.

Suspended along with Schultz is Adirondak forward Zac Rinaldo, who got one game. Schultz will miss tonight’s game against Binghamton, which will be played in Ottawa and the game Sunday at Syracuse.  Schultz received the suspension for jumping in after Rinaldo had delivered a heavy check on a teammate. 

Schultz got a roughing minor, fighting major plus a game misconduct for leaving the bench.  Rinaldo got only the fighting major.  The penalties occured with 2:50 remaining in the game.  Hamilton won the game 3-2.  .

 He will miss tonight’s game against Binghamton, to be played in Ottawa and the game Sunday at Syracuse.

NOTES:  The Bulldogs re-called left wing Hunter Bishop from the Wheeling Nailers of the ECHL yesterday.  Bishop will replace forward Ryan White.  White suffered a knee injury last Friday in Rochester, and was examined by Hamilton doctors Tuesday.  He is not traveling with the team on their current road trip. 

Bishop’s progress was hindered by an upper body injury suffered in training camp.  After starting the season in Hamilton he was sent to Wheeling where he registered five points (2g, 3a) in nine games.  His previous two seasons were spent the past two seasons  at Ohio State University, registering 58 points (29 goals and 29 assists). After signing a Canadiens free-agent contract last March, he appeared in nine games with Hamilton  scoring two goals and three assists.

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