Rupert gets 5 for Cousins slash

Aaron Vickers2013 Draft Center6 Comments

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.

6 Comments on “Rupert gets 5 for Cousins slash”

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  3. Isn’t your director of scouting from that area? I’m surprised he wasnt there in person to report on it. I’m sure we would have heard from him by now if so. I was hoping to see him put someting up on the Rupert incident. Just bad timing I guess.

  4. Firstly, he’s a scout, not a reporter or journalist. Secondly, the game was in London. He is based out of Sarnia. An hour away, sure, with the Sting on the road that weekend, but it isn’t his spot to report on it. He may comment on it if someone posed the question to him in ‘Five For Stewart’. Be sure to check for it in the coming days.

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