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Recent OHL suspension proves league is trying to take hitting out of hockey


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Josh tupper
November 4, 2022  (8:48)
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Last week Ottawa Senators prospect Tyler Boucher delivered a hit a game against the Soo Greyhounds. The hit was delivered to Luc Brzustowski of the Soo Greyhounds. Unfortunately after the hit Brzustowski fell to the ice striking his head. The impact caused him to have a seizure and convulse on the ice.

It was a terrible sight, but was simply an unfortunate result of a legal hit. Yesterday though the OHL announced that Boucher had been suspended for 6 games for the hit.
While the results of the hit wasn't pretty it was still a legal hit. Take a look at the hit here:
While some fans made an argument there was a slewfoot on the play, it appears this is simply leg contact after the initial hit. So it appears this suspension is almost purely a result of the outcome and not the act. If this becomes common place it's clear that hitting is not here to stay long-term in hockey.
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Recent OHL suspension proves league is trying to take hitting out of hockey

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