OHL Announces New Playing Rule Effective Friday, November 26, 2010

Toronto, ON – The Ontario Hockey League today announced a new playing rule that will come into effect with the commencement of games on Friday, November 26, 2010.  

The rule, which is an extension of the league’s ongoing efforts to remove needless elements from the game was approved by the league Governors at a meeting this past Monday.  

The new rule is….“If two or more players should enter into a fight, prior to, or at the drop of the puck at the commencement of any period of a game, then such player(s) shall be assessed an automatic game misconduct in addition to any penalties assessed, the OHL Member Team shall be fined $500.00 and the player(s) suspended for one (1) game.  For any subsequent offence by the same team, the fine shall increase in $500.00 increments, and for any subsequent offence by the same player the minimum suspension would double from the previous occurrence.”

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