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Canada's Joe Veleno gets away with extremely dirty play at World Championship

Published May 20, 2023 at 12:03
BY COOPER GODIN

During the second period of Canada's game against Switzerland on Saturday, forward Joe Veleno got away with an extremely dirty play on Nino Neiderreiter.

Neiderreiter was holding the puck up against the boards with his skate and Veleno was trying to get it out. Veleno then let his frustrations boil over and stomped on Neiderreiter's lower leg/ankle area, which went uncalled.

The pair then engaged in a cross-check battle that went from behind the net and then in front of Samuel Montembeault, where Neiderreiter got Veleno up high and got the only penalty on the play, two minutes for roughing.




Even though Veleno didn't receive a penalty on the play, there's no doubt that the International Ice Hockey Federation's Disciplinary Panel will be taking a look at this and given that it was a clear intent to injure, it would be a bit of a surprise if he doesn't end up getting suspended.
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Canada's Joe Veleno gets away with extremely dirty play at World Championship

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