Barrie Colts’ Anthony Camara suspended for rest of OHL final over blindside hit

As anticipated, the Barrie Colts will have to try to finish off the London Knights without star forward Anthony Camara. Following the Boston Bruins prospect's second charging major/game misconduct of the championship series for a check on London's Seth Griffith, which was also his third ejection in the past two rounds, the Ontario Hockey League suspended Camara for the balance of the championship series after a blindside collision with London's Seth Griffith. This comes with London seemingly have put the pressure back on Barrie after fighting off the first match point with their win Friday, although the Colts won convincingly in both of their home games of the series.

The OHL rationale:

— Unsuspecting player
— Vulnerable opponent
— Blindside hit
— Player not in possession of the puck

Seth Griffith's status for Saturday is not yet known. The Knights said Griffith, a high-scoring 20-year-old right wing, was examined by doctors following the game. In any event, the suspension was a clear-cut call for the OHL when the previous infractions are taken into account, although the ruling should be primarily on the latest act itself.

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