Sarnia defenceman Josh Chapman will have a long time to think about his actions. The Ontario Hockey League suspended the 20-year-old for 12 games for his hit to the head of Ottawa 67's winger Ben Fanjoy.
Chapman's elbow makes clear contact with Fanjoy's head and there is no attempt to avoid the collision whatsoever. According to the league, Chapman is a repeat offender and Fanjoy was injured on the play.
The incident occurred during a game in Ottawa on Jan. 30. After Ottawa's 5-0 victory over the Sting, 67's head coach Jeff Brown told reporters these types of hits are ones that need to be removed from the game at all costs.
"That's the stuff that I talk about all the time ... I'm so passionate about it because I lost my career because of it," Brown told reporters. "It's got to get out of the game. Good strong hard battling is fine but ... the gutless stuff to the head has got to get out of the game.
Chapman is eligible to return to the Sarnia lineup on Feb. 27, when the Sting hostRead More »from Sarnia's Josh Chapman suspended 12 games for dangerous head hit