Steelheads’ Nicolas Hague suspended indefinitely for OHL playoff fight

Take a closer look at defenceman Nicolas Hague.

Mississauga Steelheads defenceman Nicolas Hague has been suspended indefinitely by the Ontario Hockey League following an incident that occurred in a game against the Ottawa 67’s Thursday night.

A skirmish broke out following a whistle late in the second period with the score 4-1 Mississauga. Hague got into a fight with 67’s forward Travis Barron, a seventh-round pick of the Colorado Avalanche, and threw an extra punch after the two had fallen to the ice. Barron needed to be helped off the ice and did not return to the game.

Hague, the 2016 OHL scholastic player of the year, received a game misconduct but it’s unclear how severe his supplemental discipline will be.

“Based on a preliminary review of the incident, it is the position of the League that player Nicolas Hague shall be suspended indefinitely pending a completion of the review by the League,” read a statement released by the OHL.

In addition to Hague’s suspension, 67’s blueliner Kyle Auger was automatically given a two-game ban for leaving the bench during the altercation. As a result of Auger’s actions, 67’s head coach Jeff Brown will also miss the next two games and the team was fined $1,000.

The Steelheads won the game to go up 3-1 in the quarterfinal series but Ottawa pushed the series to 3-2 with a victory Friday night.