Fem spilledages karantæne til Camara

af Allan Hoffmann

Fem spilledages karantæne til Camara

Anthony Camara er blev idømt fem spilledages karantæne.

I åbningskampen mod Aalborg Pirates udspillede sig en dramatisk situation, hvor Anthony Camara blev tildelt en matchstraf, hvorefter der opstod tumult ved indgangen til spillertunnelen. Som konsekvens har Disciplinærudvalget tildelt Camara fem spilledages karantæne.

Camara har allerede overstået den ene karantænedag, og dermed er han først til rådighed igen den 26. september mod Herlev Eagles.

Metal Ligaen og DIU er kommet med følgende fakta for afgørelsen:

1. Spiller
Anthony Camara

2. Hoveddommerens indberetning
d. 08.09.2017 Odense – Aalborg kampnummer 1, i tiden 54:14 udvises Odense spiller nr. 36 Anthony Camara Match-straf i henhold til regel 124 Checking to the head and neckarea samt regel 141 Fighting.

Odense-spiller nr. 36 Anthony Camara laver et langt skift, hvor hans aktioner ikke rigtig lykkedes for ham. Han bliver mere og mere frustreret og efter en blokering i Aalborgs zone vender han sig om og sætter en crosschecking mod hoved og halsregion på Aalborg nr. 44, som falder til isen. Derefter starter en konfrontation mellem Odense nr. 36 og Aalborg nr. 32, dette takseres til 2 min. hver for roughing.

Odense nr. 36 bliver sendt til udvisningsboksen, hvor det bliver besluttet at cross-checkingen er til minimum en GM. Derefter bliver han sendt i omklædningsrummet. Han begiver sig via Odenses spillerboks mod omklædningsrummet. Mellem omklædningsrummet bliver han provokeret af Aalborg nr. 71 Henry Hardarson. Odense spiller nr. 36 skal til at gå mod omklædningsrummet, da han vender om. Dette ser Liniedommer og stiller sig imellem de to spillere, sammen med flere af Odenses holdofficials samt en sikkerhedsvagt. Der udvikler sig en konfrontation mellem de to spillere og liniedommer må gå af isen for at skille dem ad.

3. Video
Video af episoden kan ses i dette opslag.

4. Partshøring
DIU benytter partshøring i relevante disciplinærsager.

Odense Bulldogs blev informeret omkring den indledte disciplinærsag pr. e-mail d. 11. september kl. 13.41 via mail fra udvalgets sekretær.

Odense Bulldogs indsendte partsindlæg pr. e-mail fra formand Henrik Benjaminsen d. 13. september kl. 13.26

“Hermed kommer Camaras partsindlæg.

Prior to the first incident, player #44 on the opposing team and I had minor altercations leading up to the incident in front of the net. There were things being said from the opposing team that lead me to believe that I needed to protect my self for the rest of the game. During the minor altercations, I was crosschecked from behind when I was not in the play and the player was not reprimanded.

As seen in the video, the puck entered the zone and I was chasing it. I felt as if the player had no intention of playing the puck but was attempting to take my legs out. I had to jump around him to try to stabilize my self. The goalie covered the puck and I stopped in front of the net without snowing him or hacking at his gloves. I saw the player coming towards me after the puck was covered as if he was coming over for a confrontation. The player came flying up behind me making me feel as if I needed to protect myself. Every time i got the puck I felt as if I was going to get hit from behind. As seen in the video, I raised my stick in defence as I was turning around. I tried to push him away in one motion, not to cross-check him. My first thought in raising my stick was in self defence. My stick hit his shoulder pad and rolled upwards, as I continued my motion to push him away. After I pushed him, three players on the opposing team skated over and jumped me. The player I hit got up and jumped in.

I realize player safety is the most important aspect on the ice and my intention was not to hurt the player. I apologize for how I handled this situation.

As for the second incident, the ref had informed me that I had received a major and was getting kicked out for the remainder of the game. The ref was escorting me back to my bench and off the ice. As I was leaving the box skating back to my bench, player #71 walked from the middle of his bench towards the
tunnel to confront me. This was not shown on the video. The player was waiting for me in the tunnel that led to my locker room with his gloves already off. As I entered my bench I walked past my players into the tunnel and the player was standing at the end of his bench shouting at me. Prior to the incident the player and I exchanged words before he threw the first punch to my face, knocking off my helmet. As seen in the video I left the ice with my helmet on. It is clear on the video that this player had the intention to start an altercation when he walked towards me while I was walking to the locker room. I unfortunately retaliated again in self defence, but in the video you can see i missed. When staff stepped in to break up the altercation I proceeded to the locker room with the player continuing to try to come after me. He was held back by the ref and staff.

I feel in both situations I was reacting to defend myself. At this point in the game the score was 3-1 and I had no reason to jeopardize my team with a penalty. It is my full intention to move forward with a clean record. I am here to be a great hockey player and help my team win. I am not here to fight but to play clean hockey moving forward. I apologize for my reaction and feel it was a worse case scenario at the Odense bulldogs home opening game. For me, starting a new career, It was completely the wrong path I was hoping it would take. But moving forward I assure you I will make my team and league proud.”

5. Regel anvendt ved idømmelse af straf
RULE 124 – CHECKING TO THE HEAD OR NECK
DEFINITION: A player who directs a hit of any sort, with any part of his body or equipment, to the head or neck of an opposing player or drives or forces the head of an opposing player into the protective glass or boards. This rule supersedes all similar actions regarding hits to the head and neck except those related to fighting.

iii. A player who injures or recklessly endangers an opponent as a result of checking to the head or neck will be assessed a match penalty

Deltagende udvalgsmedlemmer:
Henrik Klinkvort, fmd.
Jesper Damgaard
Kristian Lodberg
Tobias Kisum
Claus Christensen

Som udvalgssekretær: Kim Pedersen, DIUs Administration.

6. Disciplinærudvalgets afgørelse
Udvalget har behandlet sagen på et telefonmøde d. 13. september kl. 19.00.

Udvalget udtaler:
På baggrund af dommerens indberetning, den fremsendte video og det indsendte partsindlæg har udvalget i sin afgørelse især lagt vægt på at:

– Videoen viser, at Anthony Camara skøjter ned mod Aalborgs målmand, der blokerer pucken hvorefter Anthony Camara stopper reglementeret – uden at røre målmanden eller sprøjte is på ham
– Aalborg spiller #44 kommer skøjtende bagefter Anthony Camara og er – jf. udvalgets mening – på ingen måde aggressiv eller konfronterende. Udvalget tilsidesætter på dette punkt Anthony Camaras partsindlæg
– Efter spillet er stoppet vender Anthony Camara sig om med begge hænder på staven og ide han drejer kroppen strækker han armene ud og laver en cross-check bevægelse mod Aalborg spiller #44 hals- og hovedregion.
– Den udførte bevægelse er – jf. udvalgets opfattelse – en bevidst handling
– Det må rimeligtvist antages, at en spiller er klar over at en cross-checking bevægelse rettet mod hals- og hovedregionen af en anden spiller kun kan opfattes som forsøg på at skade denne.

På baggrund af ovenstående har udvalget besluttet, at forseelsen skal behandles efter ”Kategori 3” i de til sæsonen 2017/18 udsendte retningslinjer.

Kategori 3 – ”Bevidst handling/handling med formål at skade”

En handling der har som fortsæt at skade en modspiller. Handlingen er i sin natur farlig og opfattes som et bevidst forsøg på at skade en modspiller.

Strafferamme er 5+ spilledages karantæne. Karantæner idømt efter kategori 3 kan være tidsbestemte karantæner.

Med henvisning til placeringen i kategori 3 og til de ovenfor nævnte punkter idømmer et enigt udvalg Anthony Camara 5 spilledages karantæne.

Kampe hvor spilleren er spærret:

Metal Ligaen, 12.09.17, Gentofte Stars vs. Odense Bulldogs
Metal Ligaen, 17.09.17, Odense Bulldogs vs. Hvidovre Fighters
Metal Ligaen, 19.09.17, Rødovre Mighty Bylls vs. Odense Bulldogs
Metal Ligaen, 22.09.17, Odense Bulldogs vs. Frederikshavn White Hawks
Metal Ligaen, 24.09.17, Frederikshavn White Hawks vs. Odense Bulldogs

Yderligere bemærkninger fra udvalget:
Udvalget bemærker, at der efter den oprindelige bortvisning af Anthony Camara opstår en konfrontation mellem ham og Aalborg spiller #71.

På videoen er det svært, at se hvem der initierer denne konfrontation og udvalget har derfor besluttet, at tvivlen skal komme begge spillere til gode i dette tilfælde.

Udvalget skal understrege overfor arrangørklubben, Odense Bulldogs, at det falder under deres ansvar at slige situationer ikke har mulighed for at opstå og skal advare om, at evt. gentagelsestilfælde vil resultere i bødestraf for svigt af arrangøransvar jf. DIUs Turneringsbestemmelser.

P.v.a.
DISCIPLINÆRUDVALGET
Henrik Klinkvort, fmd.

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