Oxford City Stars Announces Darcy Flanagan's Return Following Successful Appeal Process
Oxford City Stars is delighted to share the news of Darcy Flanagan's imminent return to the ice. Following a rigorous appeal process, the ban initially imposed on Flannagan for an alleged check to the head has been downgraded to a tier one offence, carrying a maximum suspension of six games. Darcy has already served this period and is now set to rejoin the team.
The successful appeal represents a significant victory for both Darcy Flanagan and the Oxford City Stars. The process has affirmed the commitment of the club to ensure that players are treated fairly and justly, with decisions made based on accurate assessment and adherence to the highest standards of sportsmanship.
Director of Hockey Operations, Shane Moore, expressed his satisfaction with the outcome, stating, "We are pleased that the appeal process has downgraded this suspension. Darcy is a valued member of our team, and we are looking forward to having him back on the ice. This decision underscores the importance of due process and although I still feel 6 games served is unjustified, I am pleased to see him back with the team this weekend. I've learnt a lot throughout this process, and I still believe the DOPS and EIHA have a long way to get to a point where suspension are handled in a fair and just way for all players across all our leagues."
Flanagan's return is highly anticipated and marks a pivotal moment for the Oxford City Stars as they look ahead to upcoming fixtures. His presence on the ice is certain to have a positive impact on the team's performance and dynamics.
The Oxford City Stars extend their heartfelt gratitude to their dedicated fan base for their unwavering support throughout this process. Your loyalty and encouragement are vital in driving the team forward, both on and off the ice. Please join us in welcoming him back this weekend!