Jeff Mason banned for Giants matches after foul play

Jeff Mason will miss Belfast Giants' next two games after being found guilty of foul play in Friday's win over Cardiff Devils.

Mason was handed a three-match ban for a "checking-to-the-head" offence and sat out Sunday's 6-1 hammering by Nottingham Panthers.

The incident occurred in the second period of Friday's 4-1 win.

Mason will Monday's Challenge Cup encounter at Hull Stingrays and the home game against Coventry on Friday.

The Elite League's head of discipline Simon Kirkham said:""The tariff for a check to the head is a three-match ban.

"We have reviewed the match DVD and taken reports from the officials and have decided that it is a check to the head and the penalty will stand."