BOISE-- The Idaho Steelheads will go into their deciding Game 5 match up with Las Vegas without a pair of impact players. On Monday the ECHL handed down one game suspensions to defenseman Cody Lampl and forward Geoff Irwin. Both players were also fined an undisclosed amount.
The suspensions are a result of the two players roles in an on-ice brawl following Idaho's 5-1 Game 4 loss to Las Vegas on Saturday. Irwin was assessed a match penalty at the end of the third period for punching a Wrangler player that was tied up with another player. Lampl was given an instigating penalty for his role in the fight.
The Steelheads will face Las Vegas at Orleans Arena on Tuesday. The winner will advance to take on Alaska in the Kelly Cup Playoffs.