April 25th, 2013 by

SPORTS: OHA upholds Essex protest

The Ontario Hockey Association has upheld a protest by the Essex 73’s in their Jr. C Championship series with the Picton Pirates.

Essex were upset that Pirates forward Evan Greer was penalized for three stick infractions in Game 1, and never got a game misconduct, which is called for under the rules.

After Essex won Game 2 in Picton, they filed the protest.

The league has decided the result from Game 1 will be wiped out and the game will be restarted in Picton on May 1st with 19:47 to play in the third period and Picton up 2-1.

Games 3 and 4 are to be played before that, in Essex this weekend.

If Essex win both of those games and lead 3-0 going back to Picton, the restart will be played after the scheduled game on May 1st, but if the series is 2-1 the restart will be played before that game.