London Knights goaltender Anthony Stolarz received an eight-game suspension from the Ontario Hockey League for slashing Windsor Spitfires forward Josh Ho-Sang in the head during Tuesday night’s quarterfinal playoff game.
After a first-period whistle, Ho-Sang gave Stolarz’s pads a little slash, which caused the reaction from the Knights goalie. The most shocking result of the incident was that Stolarz received just a two-minute minor penalty for high sticking.
Check out the incident in the video below.
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Meanwhile at the other end of the ice, Windsor Spitfires goaltender Dalen Kuchmey made his first career playoff start for Windsor. The Knights won 10-2, and that didn’t seem to go over well with Kuchmey.
After allowing eight goals, Kuchmey wanted to come out, but Spitfires head coach Bob Boughner was hesitant to make a goalie switch because the other active netminder, Alex Fotinos (who usually starts), was feeling ill. With about five minutes left in the second period and London leading 8-1, Kuchmey took matters into his own hands and pulled himself from the game.