The ECHL , Wednesday suspended Nailers forward Keven Veilleux 10 games for using a racial slur in Sunday's game against the South Carolina Stingrays.
Veilleux and South Carolina's Scooter Vaughan were involved in a pair of scraps and off-ice officials heard Veilleux use a racial slur toward Vaughan, while they were serving the penalties for fighting.
Veilleux will miss Wheeling's games at Orlando (Jan. 17, Jan. 19 and Jan. 21), vs. Bakersfield (Jan. 25), at Trenton (Jan. 26) vs. Cincinnati (Jan. 27), at Reading (Jan. 30), vs. Reading (Feb. 1), at Kalamazoo (Feb. 2) and vs. Gwinnett (Feb.7).
Veilleux and the Nailers released this formal apology.
"During Sunday's game with the South Carolina Stingrays I used inappropriate language toward Scooter Vaughn," said Veilleux. "I have contacted Scooter and apologized to him directly. I also want to apologize to the South Carolina Stingrays, to the Wheeling Nailers, to the Wheeling community and to all of our fans. I am responsible for my actions and am truly sorry. I promise that I will learn from this experience."