One Boston Bruins prospect put a charge into his team, another put a charge into an opponent that's put his status for Monday night in jeopardy. In the third period of Game 2 of the OHL final on Sunday, Barrie Colts left wing Anthony Camara was ejected after a high hit on the London Knights' Max Domi in the third period.
The video is not great (and what low-tech Luddite is at fault there, eh?), but Camara appeared to elevate into Domi and make contact to the head. It might be an easy call for the OHL to sit down the Barrie start for Game 3 on Monday. Camara has already been suspended once for an objectionable play in these playoffs. The 19-year-old was shelved for a game during the Eastern Conference final after getting a cross-checking major/game misconduct.
Update: Camara is cleared to play in Game 3.
Anthony Camara will be in the lineup tonight when the Colts host the Knights at the BMC. He will not be suspended for his GM 2 hit on Domi.
— Gene Pereira (@GenePereira1) May 6, 2013
From Ryan Pyette (@RyanatLFPress):
“It was a hit you wish he’d take back,” [Knights coach Dale Hunter] said after his team blitzed Barrie for three goals and 24 shots in a dominating second period. “I watched the replay on it and he left his feet and he hit the head. It’s one of those things that, after you do it, you realize that you shouldn’t have did it.
“The league will deal with it in the disciplinary way.”
Domi has an ugly-looking welt over his eye.
“He’s bruised up, but he finished the game,” Hunter said.
Barrie head coach Dale Hawerchuk, who can ill-afford to lose one of his top-line scorers, said he didn’t get a good look at the play. “I haven’t seen it,” Hawerchuk said. “It was in the corner. I didn’t see it (live).”
Barrie has coped decently with having players suspended for a total of 19 games during the playoffs. Losing Camara's ruggedness, for whatever the duration of a possible suspension, might be more than it could bear since the Bruins prospect pick is part of their production line with Winnipeg Jets first-rounder Mark Scheifele and right wing Zach Hall.
A one-game ban probably seems like a baseline. There is a repeat-offender factor, but no injury resulted. It is the OHL, so you never know.
Anthony Camara could be facing his 3rd suspension of the #OHL playoffs.
— Loosepucks.com (@loosepucks) May 6, 2013
— Mark Edwards (@MarkEdwardsHP) May 6, 2013
Camara also incurred a three-game suspension earlier in the playoffs for flipping the puck into the crowd during a game against the Kingston Frontenacs.
The other Bruins forward prospect in the series, Knights right wing Seth Griffith, was first star in the building with two goals (one an empty-netter) and an assist.
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