Belgium: Leopold Fined With 3 Point Deduction

The people of Brussels were penalized for a rule violation during the match against Antwerp.


The Ucclois club is definitely at the heart of the news this Tuesday. This morning, the ARBH (Belgian Hockey Federation) announced that the Federal Prosecutor’s Office had decided to refer to the Control Committee, on April 21, the “Monja and Albertarrio” case, named after the Argentinian players of Leopold who would have played several matches during the first round of the competition in the Honor Division, with a tourist visa (which is no longer authorized for non-European citizens unless they receive no remuneration or benefit in kind, direct or indirect).

In the afternoon, we learned that the Federation imposed a qualification package (0-5) on Leo for the meeting on Sunday April 10 against Antwerp, won with a score of 5-1 as she explains. in his press release. “The ARBH noted that the Leopold men’s DH team had, this Sunday, April 10, 2022, lined up a coach who had just been suspended from all coaching duties. Indeed, Agustin Corradini had received a 3rd yellow card as a staff member during the Ladies Honor Division match played at 12 p.m. the same day. The Internal Rules therefore stipulate that he could no longer fulfill any coaching function at the end of this match. This same coach nevertheless appeared on the match sheet for the Léopold-Antwerp men’s match starting at 3 p.m. and coached his team there from the bench. »

A decision that allows Waterloo Ducks to take the lead in the competition in the Division d’honneur with 39 points, ahead of Léopold (37), Racing (36) and La Gantoise (35) when there are only only one day to be played in the regular phase of the championship (April 24). The Ucclois are, however, still qualified for the semi-finals of the playoffs, which will be played on April 30 and May 1. Unless the decision of the Control Committee deprives them of the 21 points won by aligning Federico Monja.

By Laurent Toussaint

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