Chicago Wolves head coach Bob Nardella has been suspended for 10 games by the American Hockey League (AHL) following his actions during a game at Texas on December 9. The league revealed that Nardella was penalized for abusing officials and using homophobic language, a violation of the league’s commitment to a safe and inclusive culture. The suspension serves as a warning and upholds the AHL’s values, with Nardella being allowed to participate in team practices on non-game days. This incident emphasizes the importance of accountability in professional sports and sends a clear message that discriminatory behavior is not tolerated.
Additionally, Chicago Wolves forward Dominic Franco also received a one-game suspension for misconduct during the same game. These actions reflect the AHL’s dedication to maintaining high standards of sportsmanship and conduct on and off the ice.