November 12, 2011
If only HBO had decided to do "Greyhound/Knights 24/7." Maybe then we could understand what was said or done that led to London's Ryan Rupert going temporarily batty and slashing Sault Ste. Marie top center (and storied agitator) Nick Cousins(notes) in the stomach after the final buzzer on Friday night:
The Greyhounds won the game, 4-3, as Cousins' shot didn't beat the buzzer. Neither did Rupert's baseball swing.
The London Free Press reports that Cousins "received a misconduct for inciting and Rupert received a major penalty for his slash," and that all the after-the-buzzer interaction between the teams will likely result in suspensions.
It's not the first incident that blew up when Cousins was in the vicinity.
This came just more than a month to the day that the Greyhounds had a near-brawl with the Kitchener Rangers, who took umbrage with Cousins chirping at their goalie, Franky Palazzese. Anyway, the game summary tells a tale of the chaos that unfolded and OHL commissioner David Branch will probably be busy meting out suspensions next week.