Sunday, February 17, 2013
Mike Voran hit from behind on Taylor Richart
Watch this hit by Notre Dame forward Mike Voran as he hits Miami defensman Taylor Richart from behind. This hit is unacceptable and you have to applaud the on ice official for giving Voran a five minute major and a game disqualification.
It would also be disappointing, to be thrown out of such an awesome, high profile event such as the Hockey City Classic for a needless, unnecessary and illegal hit from behind.
There is no way that you can defend this hit. If you watch the video you will see that Richart hit Voran earlier in the shift, but still, there is no reason for Voran to hit Richart while his back is turned to the play.
These are these are the types of hits that the powers that be are trying to eliminate from college hockey. I would be happy if we eliminated them from all levels of hockey.