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Wolves put a bounty on opposing player, report alleges

OHL is investigating, says report from SportsNet’s Jeff Marek

The Sudbury Wolves are being investigated by the Ontario Hockey League over allegations a bounty was placed on an opposing player, states a report from Jeff Marek over at SportsNet.

The story says the issue began at a Jan. 18 game between the Barrie Colts and the Wolves. 

Marek writes that Colts defender Kashawn Aitcheson hit Sudbury forward Nathan Villeneuve with a hard body check. Although the hit was legal, Marek stated, and no penalty was called, the check didn’t sit well with Wolves defencemen Nolan Collins, who fought with Aitcheson later the same game.

Three days later when the two teams met again, Barrie didn’t dress Aitcheson for the game, Marek reports.

“According to those sources, word reached the Colts about the possibility of a bounty being placed on Aitcheson, so the organization made a decision not to play him,” Marek writes.

He also reported that the league told him the incident was being investigated, but wouldn’t comment.

The Wolves have thus far ignored all messages regarding the issue. Marek said neither the Colts nor the Wolves would comment on his story.

Local fans will have a chance to see Barrie and Sudbury in action at Sudbury arena on Feb. 28. 


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