STEVE SIMMONS, SUN MEDIA
The junior hockey career of Michael Liambas is over.
The Ontario Hockey League came down hard on the Erie Otters forward, suspending him for the entire season and the playoffs.
The decision came after the boarding incident last Friday night in Kitchener in which 16-year-old Ben Fanelli was seriously injured.
Fanelli remains in a Hamilton hospital, after suffering a fractured skull, a broken orbital bone and other related injuries.
What is your opinion of the suspension? Was it the right call? Have your say in our forum.
If he was wearing a cage, the helmet would not have come off and he would not have been badly injured. The reason for no cage is that the league wants them to fight and entertain the fans. The league should be ashamed of themselves!!!
Dean, 2009-11-04 18:08:11
RESPECTING EACH OTHER.THEY HAVE TO REALIZE
THEY ARE GOING TO HIT AND HURT THERE IS NOTHING WRONG
WITH GOOD BODY CONTACT,BUT
THE IDEA OF PUTTING A GUY UP TWO ROWS ONLY MAKES SENSE TO GRAPES OR SOMEBODY
WITH HIS MENTALLITY
RALPH, 2009-11-04 17:46:13
What I can say is Junior hockey should look at 16 year olds playing against 20 year olds.
They were lucky the same thing did not happen to that young player in sarnis who was hit by the overage player from London
Wally K, 2009-11-04 17:26:30