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Josh Ho-Sang 15 Game OHL Suspension Appeal Petition

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The OHL has suspended the Windsor Spitfires forward Josh Ho-Sang for 15 games at the beginning of next OHL season for his hit on Zach Bell. One would think there would be an appeal process available, however the OHL only allows appeals for suspensions over 20 games(which makes no sense).

The London Knights goalie gets 8 games for swinging a stick to a players head intentionally as to first time offender Josh Ho-Sang for 15 games for an unintentional act.

This is a petition to get the OHL to allow Josh Ho-Sang a fair appeal process that he deserves because I think the penalty for his actions is far too severe. (And NO I am not a Windsor fan, I am a North Bay fan who Josh Ho-Sang lit up this season)

Quoted From The Windsor Star:

“You have a player that pushes another player from behind causing him to lose his balance,” OHL vice-president Ted Baker said in discussing the suspension.

“Unfortunately for both players, it results in a serious injury therefore, the accountability was to Josh.”

Baker said that if Bell had not been injured on the play, there would have been no suspension for Ho-Sang.

“If Zach falls and gets up, we’re not having this conversation,” Baker said.

It’s because Bell suffered a broken leg on the play that Baker said the suspension was so lengthy.

“It is heavy, but at end of day we can’t lose sight of the fact a player has a broken leg or ankle as a result of that action,” Baker said. “Again, if there’s no injury, we’re not talking.”

Baker said Ho-Sang didn’t seem to have an intent to injure Bell.

“The action itself was not a violent act,” Baker said.


Baker states that it wasn't Intentional and that it was not a violent act. But because of the injury, that is why the suspension is so long.

So are you going to suspend players for unintentional high sticks in the future or better yet! Slap shots which injure players? come on now...


Josh Ho-Sang only had 22 PIMS in 63 regular season games, no fights...he gets a stick to the back of head. Now he is suspended 15 games for something that shouldn't be a suspension? and there is no Appeal process??? crazy

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