OHL Announces Disciplinary Action
Toronto, ON - The Ontario Hockey League today announced the results of a review of an incident which occurred in a game played in Peterborough on the 5th of January, 2012 involving the Petes and the visiting Kingston Frontenacs Hockey Club.
The incident reviewed was a check to the head by player Alex Gudbranson of the Kingston Frontenacs Hockey Club on player Matthew Puempel of the Peterborough Petes Hockey Club.
Based on a review by the League, it is the position of the League that player Alex Gudbranson shall be suspended for ten (10) games, dating from but not including the game of Thursday, January 5th, 2012.
The league has taken the position, that for education purposes, any announcement regarding supplementary discipline will be supported by video footage and additional rationale for all incidents involving checking to the head, checking from behind, and others at the discretion of the league.