IceDogs fined, stripped of draft pick in violation settlement

The Ontario Hockey League has agreed on a settlement with the Niagara IceDogs following the club’s violation of player-recruitment rules.

The IceDogs will be assessed a $150,000 fine and will be stripped of their first-round pick in the 2021 OHL Priority Selection Draft, the league announced on Wednesday. A previous decision, announced in February, included a fine of $250,000 and the loss of another first-round selection, in 2019.

No additional details were provided regarding the team’s offence.

Niagara has acknowledged the rule violations and agreed to comply with the league’s sanctions.

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