The 2019-20 Ontario Hockey League season is barely underway and it’s already getting somewhat barbaric.
During the second period of Thursday’s game between the Niagara IceDogs and Oshawa Generals, IceDogs goaltender Christian Sbaraglia lost his composure entirely, delivering a vicious slash to the head of Generals forward Daniel Michaud.
Sbaraglia was given a match penalty and game misconduct for his actions.
Here is the play in question, and you’re uneasy around violence, you may want to avoid watching it:
Tucker Tynan replaced Sbaraglia, while the Generals scored on the ensuing man advantage to take a 2-1 lead.
No supplementary discipline has been announced yet, but it’s a certainty that the Canadian Hockey League will take a look at Sbaraglia’s violent act and weigh their decision accordingly.
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