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The Big Ten has announced a one-game suspension for Minnesota’s Logan Cooley stemming from a hit in last night’s 5-2 Minnesota victory over Michigan.
Cooley was assessed a five-minute major for cross-checking at 6:35 of the second period last night for a hit on Michigan’s Eric Ciccolini. Cooley was initially escorted off the ice, but after video review, Cooley was brought back and just given a five-minute major penalty with no misconduct attached.
Here is the hit in question:
Here’s the Logan Cooley hit that earned him a suspension for tonight’s game since I missed it last night pic.twitter.com/AZFwVpLSHl
— CJ Fogler AKA Perc70 #BlackLivesMatter (@cjzero) November 18, 2022
Michigan interim head coach Brandon Naurato expressed frustration with the call after the game, saying he thought it should have been a game disqualification. Cooley would go on to score a 5×3 power play goal in the third period that extended Minnesota’s lead to 4-2 and helped put the game out of reach.
Ciccolini headed to the locker room after the hit, but did eventually return to last night’s game.
After further review, the Big Ten decided to suspend Cooley for Friday night’s contest against Michigan.