Via the Free Press’s George Sipple, Givani Smith’s decision to flip off the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds’ bench after scoring during last night’s Kitchener Rangers win = Smith won’t be available for today’s Game 7 of the OHL’s Western Conference Final:
…then Givani Smith takes it one step further.
Game 7 tomorrow in the Soo. https://t.co/QPa3iGIfZ2
— Jeff Marek (@JeffMarek) April 29, 2018
#OHL Disciplinary Action:
G. Smith (KIT) suspended 2 games for inappropriate gesture at the conclusion of Game 6 #OHLPlayoffs vs SSM.
— OntarioHockeyLeague (@OHLHockey) April 30, 2018
Here’s the OHL’s suspension ruling:
Game of Sunday, April 29, 2108 – Sault Ste. Marie at Kitchener
The Ontario Hockey League today announced the results of a review of an incident which took place in a playoff game played in Kitchener on the 29th of April, 2018, involving the Rangers and the visiting Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds Hockey Club.
The incident reviewed was an inappropriate gesture made by player Givani Smith of the Kitchener Rangers Hockey Club at the conclusion of the above-noted game.
Based on a review of the incident, it is the position of the League that player Givani Smith shall be suspended for two (2) games effective immediately.