Saulnier suspended four games

Senior forward Brennan Saulnier will miss a total of four games after an accumulation of game misconduct penalties and a two-game suspension handed down by the WCHA on Monday.

Saulnier checked Bemidji State forward Myles Fitzgerald from behind into the boards 33 seconds into UAH’s 5-1 loss on Saturday. Saulnier got a five-minute major and a game misconduct, his third of the season, which by NCAA rule results in a one-game suspension.

Saulnier was assessed a game disqualification penalty for abuse of officials, which is another one-game suspension.

On Monday, after review, the WCHA determined that the “hit was delivered in a manner that warranted” a two-game suspension, for a total of four games. This is Saulnier’s fourth suspension by the league in his UAH career and second this season.

Saulnier will miss home series against Northern Michigan on Feb. 3-4, and Minnesota State on Feb. 9-10. He will be eligible to return for the regular-season final series at home against Bowling Green (Feb. 23-24).

Saulnier has scored eight goals this season, tied for second most on the team. His 14 points are tied for third.