OHL Announces Disciplinary ActionNovember 4, 2009 - Ontario Hockey League (OHL) Press Release
The incident in question involved player Michael Liambas of the Erie Otters who was assessed a match penalty for boarding as the result of his hit on Kitchener Rangers player Ben Fanelli who sustained an injury to the head on the play.
In making the announcement as the result of the review, Commissioner David Branch stated that..."players must understand they shall be held accountable for their actions. We must all work towards improving the level of respect players have towards opposing players and the game in general".
"It is the position of the Ontario Hockey League that player Michael Liambas of the Erie Otters Hockey Club be suspended for the balance of the 2009-10 playing season including playoffs".
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