Enforcers update: three members of the Enforcers suspended

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The Elmira Enforcers will return to First Arena Friday after an intense game two.

UPDATE: Three members of the Enforcers have been suspended by the league indefinitely until review.

Goalie Troy Passingham, forward Ahmed Mahfouz, and head coach Brent Clarke have all been suspended by the league.

The Enforcers are appealing the league’s decision.

Elmira dropped a tough overtime loss to Carolina, 4-3, on Saturday after a heavily debated goal which gave the Thunderbirds the win. Enforcers goalie Troy Passingham appeared to make a crucial save in overtime but after further review, the goal crossed the line for the score. 

After the game ended and the Enforcers contested the final goal, Passingham was struck by a beverage as he was walking back to the locker room by a fan in Carolina. Passingham, who played a stellar game with 73 saves, proceeded to get into a physical altercation with the very same fan. 

On Monday, Elmira Enforcers owner, Robbie Nichols, updated 18 Sports and the Twin Tiers on what potential steps the Federal Hockey League (FHL) could take with the altercation. A conference call was scheduled for Monday afternoon but has been pushed back until 10 am on Tuesday now. 

The Enforcers will return home for Game 3 of The Commissioner’s Cup Finals at First Arena on Friday night at 7:05 pm. Elmira needs to win to survive or Carolina will sweep them for a league championship. 

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