New OHL rule to get rid of staged fights

November 25, 2010, 12:06 AM

THE CANADIAN PRESS

TORONTO — The Ontario Hockey League is trying to get rid of staged fights.

The league introduced a new rule Wednesday that will see players given a game misconduct if they fight off the faceoff at the start of a period or game. They will also be given a one-game suspension while their team will be fined $500.

Repeat offenders will receive harsher penalties.

NHL general managers suggested a rule designed to curb staged fights in March 2008, but it never got past the league’s competition committee.

The OHL’s rule takes effect on Friday.

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