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Hit and run in OHL playoff game

BarDown Staff (@BarDown) Mar. 26, 2014 10:30 AM
No matter how liberal your views are about violence in hockey, most people agree that swinging a stick at an opponents head should be off limits no matter how upset you get.

Goalies tend to get mad when players crowd them in the crease, however they normally don't retaliate by taking their stick to the back of a player's head as Flyers prospect Anthony Stolarz did.



The London Knights' Stolarz got a very lenient two-minute high-sticking penalty for his actions when he swung his stick and hit Windsor Spitfires' Josh Ho-Sang in the back of the head. Ho-Sang is a highly regarded prospect, as seen in TSN's Midseason Rankings.

This was Game 3 of their playoff series and that wasn't the only strange incident in London's 10-2 win over Windsor.

This game was bizarre in other ways as well. Spitfires goalie Dalen Kuchmey gave up eight goals in his OHL playoff debut, pulled himself out of the game, put on his equipment and actually left the arena.

"He left the ice and left the rink before the period was over," Windsor coach Bob Boughner said. "He quit on our team, he quit on his teammates."

Who knows what Game 4 will bring.

Here's the video of the incident.