The Ontario Hockey League suspended Ryan Rupert five games for his post-game slash to the midsection of the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds’ Nick Cousins.
Rupert was given a five minute major on the highly publicized play.
After the Greyhounds iced an eventual 4-3, Cousins bumped Rupert in celebration. Rupert responded by swinging his stick wildly at Cousins, who fell to the ice.
The Philadelphia Flyers prospect was suspended two games for his part in the incident, which incited multiple fights and a near brawl that totaled 15 penalties after the final buzzer sounded.
It wasn’t the biggest OHL suspension of the day. Dean Pawlaczyk of the Saginaw Spirit was handed a 15 game suspension for a hit to the head, while Alex O’Neil will sit for 10 games for a similar action.