Thursday, June 23, 2016

Birkhof suspended four games for actions in June 19 game

Broedie Birkhof has been suspended four games. (Photo: Anna Taylor)
Major Series Lacrosse Commissioner Jim Brady has announced that Cobourg Kodiaks player Broedie Birkhof has been suspended for four games as a result of his actions in a game on Sunday, June 19.

Birkhof received major penalties for fighting and instigating after an incident where he repeatedly punched Peterborough Lakers defender Stephen Hoar in the back of the head while Hoar was laying face down on the concrete and both referees were trying to pull Birkhof away.

The Kodiaks' player also received one game misconduct for the instigating penalty and another for getting two major penalties in one game.

Birkhof must miss at least three games. Cobourg is able to buy back the fourth game of the suspension if they so choose. That means Birkhof will miss games tonight in Brampton, Sunday at home against Six Nations and Monday in Oakville.