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OHL Reduces Sanctions Against The Windsor Spitfires

Toronto, ON - Ontario Hockey League Commissioner David Branch met with representatives of the Windsor Spitfires Hockey Club to review the sanctions taken by the League against the Windsor Spitfires for violations of the League’s Player Recruitment Policy which resulted in the team having to make a payment of $400,000.00, losing three (3) first round draft selections, and two (2) second round draft selections.

During the meeting with the Commissioner the Windsor Spitfires accepted that there were certain violations of the League’s Recruitment Policy.

In recognition of the acknowledgement and the cooperation of the Windsor Spitfires, Commissioner Branch modified his earlier decision and the team will pay to the League a payment of $250,000.00 and will lose a first round draft pick in 2013, a second round draft pick in 2015 a first round draft pick in 2016 and a second round draft pick in 2017.

As a result the Windsor Spitfires will not appeal the decision.

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Primis's avatar

I don’t like it.

There was a big deal made of the original sanctions and the OHL being “tough” and “cracking down”.  Now, the OHL is going to quietly “reduce” them due to “cooperation” by the offender?  It comes off to me like the OHL intended for this all along and merely wanted the praise for coming down on it hard before then reducing it at a time when it could slip under the radar.

Posted by Primis on 09/21/12 at 11:12 PM ET

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