SPHL announces suspension

HUNTERSVILLE, NC (February 3, 2021) – The Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) on Wednesday announced the following suspension:

Birmingham’s Austin Lotz

Birmingham’s Austin Lotz has been suspended eight games under Rule 28, Supplementary Discipline, as a result of his actions in Game 277, Birmingham at Pensacola, played on Friday, January 29.

Lotz was assessed a major penalty and game misconduct under Rule 61, Slashing, at 8:19 of the first period.

Lotz sat out Birmingham’s game against Huntsville on January 30 and will miss games against Knoxville (February 4, 13 and 19), Huntsville (February 5), Macon (February 6 and 11) and Pensacola (February 20).