This hit will cause team Canada to play with only 11 forwards when they play the Americans on Sunday Morning. Two teams have now accused the Canadians of playing dirty. First it was the Russian's Nail Yakupov. Today it was the Slovakians that said the Canadians are dirty.
Like I mentioned earlier today, Slovak Center Tomas Mikus didn't like being run over by J.C. Lipon, “I think, in my eyes, the two hits were dirty,” said Slovak center Tomas Mikus. “It’s not good in a world championship. We accept clear hits but the hands were too high.“Really dirty.” I guess the IIHF found it dirty enough to warrant a one game suspension.
J.C. Lipon suspended one game by IIHF. Won't be eligible to play vs USA on Sunday.
— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) December 29, 2012
The IIHF has suspended Canada's JC Lipon one game for his hit on Slovakia's Tomas Mikus. #WJC2013
— Sunaya Sapurji (@sunayas) December 29, 2012