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The IIHF have announced that Russia’s Vadim Shipachyov will be suspended for three games at the World Championships.

Shipachyov was suspended after cross checking Finland’s Pekka Jormakka in the head on Sunday, a hit that would result in a concussion for the Finnish player. Shipachyov will miss the game against the Americans today, Kazakhstan on Wedneday and Latvia on Saturday.

Kazakhstan’s Fyodor Polishuk was also issued a penalty, this time just a one game ban. Polishuk was ejected from the game against Belarus after high sticking former NHL forward Sergei Kostitsyn in the face. Kostitsyn would return to the game, and would even go ahead to score two goals earlier today against Switzerland.

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Steven took a different route towards his hockey interests. Starting out as a big Habs fan, he started to gravitate towards the more obscure levels of hockey, such as the low level tournaments in Asia, strange club matches between teams most people in North America can’t pronounce, and even some 3am contests between Bulgaria and New Zealand. Aside from his love for strange hockey events, Steven occasionally acts as a mediocre ball hockey goalie following a failed attempt at making it to the NHL as a fourth line house league grinder. Beyond hockey, Steven is an avid racing fan and loves to chat about NASCAR, F1, Indycar, you name it. Oh, and don’t get him started on music. That is, unless you want the whole history of metal and a guitar lesson. Currently, Steven is a credentialed media member with the Mississauga Steelheads of the OHL, as well as with the Oakville Blades of the OJHL. Steven has also hosted the television show "The Hockey House" on TVCogeco in Ontario, as well as a segment under the same with on LeafsTV in Toronto. Home page: http://www.thehockeyhouse.net

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