Russian defenceman Vladislav Syomin. Photo: Matt Zambonin / HHOF-IIHF Images
Disciplinary decision on Russian player
Russian player Vladislav Syomin has been suspended following the quarter-final game against the United States.
At 17:11 of the first period Syomin was assessed a major penalty and game misconduct for a checking to the head or neck violation.
The 2018 IIHF World Junior Championship Disciplinary Panel determined that Syomin hit Max Jones to the head by elevating his shoulder after a puck battle in the offensive zone of the Russians and thus violated Rule 124i-iv (Checking to the head or neck). Jones fell to the ice but got up slowly and was back in the game later. The action was both unnecessary and dangerous, and recklessly put the health of the opponent at risk.
The player shall be sanctioned with a one-game suspension during the next official IIHF Championship the player will participate.