The ECHL has suspended forward Emerson Clark of the Jacksonville IceMen 16 games for his role in a brawl during a game against the Fort Wayne Komets last week.
— Justin A. Cohn (@SportsiCohn) February 1, 2020
Fort Wayne’s Chase Stewart and Kyle Haas were both suspended for six games for fighting off the playing surface during the altercation.
Clark was being restrained by a linesman from going into the melee on Friday and was punished for a combination of his game misconduct for physical abuse of officials and being a repeat offender. He also received an undisclosed fine.
The 27-year-old Clark from Le Gardeur, Que., has played for a variety of AHL and ECHL teams since turning professional, including the AHL Toronto Marlies and ECHL Newfoundland Growlers last season.