Wednesday, May 02, 2007


The Ontario Hockey League today announced the result of a review of an incident which occurred in a game played in London on the 19th of April, 2007 involving the London Knights and the visiting Plymouth Whalers Hockey Club.

The incident reviewed was a match penalty for slashing to player Jordan Shine of the London Knights Hockey Club which resulted in a preliminary indefinite suspension being assessed to player Jordan Shine.

As a result of the completion of such review, it is the position of the League that player Jordan Shine shall be suspended for twenty (20) games which would include the first sixteen (16) games of the 2007-08 OHL regular season.

In making his announcement as a result of the review, Commissioner David Branch stated “the League is of the opinion that player Jordan Shine used his stick in a most unacceptable fashion and it is fortunate that the opposition player was not injured on the play. The Ontario Hockey League has made it clear that the illegal use of the stick will not be tolerated by the League and that we must all work to eliminate this element from our game.”

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