Comments: Last week we had a player ejected for slew footing. I can’t find anybody who can tell what slew footing is. Can you enlighten me?
Reply: The ECHL rulebook definition is this:
“Slew-footing is the act of a player using his leg or foot to knock or kick an opponent’s feet from under him, or pushes an opponent’s upper body backward with an arm or elbow, or pushes an opponent’s upper body backward with an arm or elbow, and at the same time with a forward motion of his leg, knocks or kicks the opponent’s feet from under him, causing him to fall violently to the ice.”
Slew-footing is an automatic match penalty, which ejects the player from the game, and as such usually draws an automatic review and a likely suspension. Scott Freeman was the player ejected for it on Sunday in Ontario. He was not punished any further than the match penalty and he’ll be in the game tonight for the Condors.
-The Mailbag Guy