OHL cracks down on Spitfires

by Tipped Off



The Ontario Hockey League, (OHL), has levied fines totaling $400,000.00 against the Windsor Spitfires Hockey Club and taken away three 1st round draft selections and two 2nd round draft selections from the Spitfires.

In 2009 the Board of Governors of the Ontario Hockey League developed the OHL ENFORCEMENT PROGRAM which is designed to address and attempt to eliminate violations of the RULES and impose appropriate penalties if violations occur. The enforcement process is an integral part of the process to ensure integrity and fair play among the MEMBER TEAMS. One of the fundamental principles of the enforcement process is to ensure that those MEMBER TEAMS that are abiding by the rules are not disadvantaged by their commitment to compliance, stated OHL Commissioner David Branch.

The League conducted two separate investigations led by our Director of Security and Enforcement, and in considering all the facts, I was persuaded that the Windsor Spitfires Hockey Club violated the Leagues Player Benefit and Recruitment Rules and Policies. While the penalties may appear to be severe, the League and its Member Teams recognize for any such violations of our Recruitment / Benefit Rules and Policies, we must send a strong message to preserve the integrity of our League, concluded Branch.

In addition to the fine, the Windsor Spitfires shall forfeit 1st round selections in the annual OHL Priority Selection in the years 2013, 2014, 2016, and 2nd round selections in the OHL Priority Selection Process for the years 2015 and 2017.

Posted on Aug 10, 2012, 9:07 AM

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  1. What exactly was the enfraction ..... Old Vet, Aug 10, 2012, 9:22 AM
    1. No kidding. Pepper Carrot, Aug 10, 2012, 9:36 AM
    2. from a website. bonghit1, Aug 10, 2012, 12:56 PM
      1. Wheatkings should get Memorial Cup then...... Refriedbean, Aug 11, 2012, 9:54 PM
        1. Re: Wheatkings should get Memorial Cup then...... Randy, Aug 12, 2012, 6:38 AM
        2. I second the motion. AMS Rocker, Aug 12, 2012, 8:10 AM
          1. no. hoople head, Aug 12, 2012, 4:06 PM
            1. Re: no. AMS Rocker, Aug 14, 2012, 2:23 AM
            2. I agree.. Redwic, Aug 18, 2012, 8:55 PM
  2. I know Im late to the party, but. Some_Arrogant_Jerk, Aug 21, 2012, 11:38 AM

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