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OHL suspends Blues prospect suspended five games for name-calling


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River Hawk
May 16, 2024  (6:25 PM)
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London Knights forward Landon Sim (pictured right)
Photo credit: NHL

The hockey world is undergoing a massive change, with several leaders attempting to make the sport a better place for fans and players from many different walks of life.

However, it seems some have gone too far after one OHL player was suspended five games for name-calling.
The St. Louis Blues picked up Landon Sim, son of former NHLer Jon Sim, in the sixth round of the 2022 draft. Since then, this 19-year-old forward has made waves in the OHL with the London Knights, helping lead them to an OHL championship.
"Congratulations to Easton Cowan, Landon Sim and Ethan Mackinnon on winning the OHL Championship! Cowan adding some more hardware to his trophy case by being awarded the Wayne Gretzky 99 award as OHL playoff MVP!"

However, Sim was in for a rude awakening over the last few days. The young forward called a player from the opposing team an inappropriate name, earning him an excessive five-game suspension.
"London Knights Forward Landon Sim was suspended five-games for calling another player on the opposing team a "p*ssy"

What in the world is the OHL thinking?

#dod #hockeyfights"

This spat came between Sim and a defense player from the Saginaw Spirit during the fifth game of their conference finals. According to Sim's agent Andrew Maloney, the Spirit player threatened to break his shoulder, eliciting the game misconduct and ultimately suspension-earning response.
"I cannot believe that Landon Sim gets 5 games for calling this guy a «p*ssy». wtf is the OHL. A defenseman lines up as a forward to «break this guys shoulder» and then goes over and cries to the ref. I guess he really is a p*ssy #OHL #pussy #oopsthatsderogatory"

Fans of the sport seem to almost unanimously agree that this response from the OHL is absolutely abhorrent. While we all want players to feel comfortable during games and warm-ups, a five-game suspension can be described as nothing short of overkill, especially provided what comment elicited Sim's response.
With no identification of the defenseman, we are unlikely to hear of a suspension for his threats of purposeful injury. Hopefully the OHL will take this as a hint to change how they handle verbal disputes between players.
Source - Blade of Steel
London Knights Sim suspended five games for name calling
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May 16   |   404 answers
OHL suspends Blues prospect suspended five games for name-calling

Did the OHL go too far with this suspension on Landon Sim

Yes30575.5 %
No, it's appropriate7518.6 %
No, they should have gone further245.9 %
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