Givani Smith avoids suspension for pushing linesman

Red Wings prospect and Kitchener Rangers forward Givani Smith was facing a suspension for shoving a linesman in an altercation last Friday, and Kitchener is back in action this evening, so:

I checked the Ontario Hockey League’s website, the Rangers’ website, and the Kitchener-Waterloo Record for news regarding Smith’s suspension. According to the Record’s Josh Brown, Givani got very lucky:

– As of Thursday night, the OHL had not announced a suspension for Rangers F Givani Smith after his brush with an official in Tuesday’s game against Sarnia. UPDATE: After reviewing the play, the OHL had decided not to issue a suspension to Smith.

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One thought on “Givani Smith avoids suspension for pushing linesman”

  1. Close call.

    I think there is a reason he was considered to the Canadian WJC team. Of course, he didn’t make the final cut. Some growing up, some discipline needed? Definitely. Here’s to some major improvement.

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