Wheeling F Keven Veilleux has been suspended 10 games and fined an undisclosed amount after using a racial slur directed at Stingrays D Scooter Vaughan during Sunday's game in West Virginia.
"The ECHL will not tolerate incidents of this nature as all players in the League shall be afforded a level of respect and right to function in a workplace free of racial intolerance. The ECHL will continue to hold all players responsible for their actions/comments regardless of previous events that may have taken place. It is the expectation and understanding of the ECHL that the Wheeling organization will undertake internal measures to provide training and education course(s) to the parties involved to further address and remedy the situation." The league said in a statement.
"We are disappointed with the events that took place on the ice in Wheeling Sunday afternoon," said Stingrays President Rob Concannon. "As an organization, we stand behind Scooter Vaughan. He is a true professional and we are proud that he is a part of our organization. Hopefully this will be a lesson and a learning experience for our society. We respect the ECHL's decision and we look forward to putting this situation behind us."
The Stingrays are back in action at home Friday against Greenville.