Jakobsen banned for contact with ref

Updated: May 15, 2010, 12:00 PM ET
Associated Press

COLOGNE, Germany -- Norway captain Tommy Jakobsen was suspended for the remainder of the ice hockey world championship for physically abusing an official.

Jakobsen, a 39-year-old defenseman playing at his 18th worlds, made shoulder-to-shoulder contact with a referee at the center ice faceoff spot. He was angry that a Canada player was not given a slashing penalty in a scrum in front of the Norwegian net in Friday's game.

The IIHF disciplinary panel ruled Saturday that Jakobsen, who had received a match penalty, did not make accidental contact as the player had asserted.


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