Team Canada defenceman Braden Schneider was ejected from Saturday’s game against Germany following a check to the head of forward Jan-Luca Schumacher.
The play occurred midway through the first period, as Schneider lined up Schumacher for the hit and caught him in the head. Schneider, a New York Rangers prospect, was given a five-minute major and game misconduct.
Schneider could receive further discipline including a one-game suspension from the IIHF. Canada opened its preliminary round action in Group A on Saturday. The team will face Slovakia on Sunday.