Published Tuesday, 15 October 2013
An incident involving Gord Baldwin during the Giants' 4-2 home win over the Steelers on Saturday night has been reviewed by the Elite League's head of discipline Moray Hanson.
The review was undertaken at the request of the Belfast side and ruled that Baldwin should be awarded a match penalty for kicking.
The penalty carries an automatic five-game suspension which cannot be appealed.
I am not a fan of automatic tarrifs, however, the league has them and we must live with them.
Doug Christiansen, Sheffield Steelers
Baldwin was caught on camera kicking out at Szwez with his skate after the Giants player scored his side's second goal of the game - leading to a second-period skirmish on the ice.
Szwez could be seen angrily imitating what happened to a match official as he was escorted to the sin-bin for calling Baldwin out on the offence.
The Giants went on to face Coventry on Sunday and also win that game 7-4 to top the league.
Baldwin will miss the Steelers' next game against Fife Flyers in Scotland this weekend and then a rematch the following night against the Belfast Giants in Sheffield.
He'll also miss another game against Fife and then home and away clashes with Coventry Blaze.
The Belfast Giants are next in action on Thursday night when they travel to meet the Cardiff Devils.
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