Originally posted on Diehardsport  |  Last updated 3/8/13
Brett Cook of Nipissing University in Canada made a horrible decision when he punched linesman Nicholas Piche in the face during a playoff game against UQTR.  Piche was trying to restrain Cook while there was a fight on the ice and Cook was clearly not pleased.  Cook then decided in his frustration to land a devastating upper cut to Piche’s jaw.  Piche was obviously hurt as he tried to barely hang onto Cook’s jersey as Cook stared down at him.  The video even shows Piche trying to skate around afterwards and he was moving gingerly to say the least. Because of the incident Ontario University Athletics, the governing body of collegiate sports in the Canadian province, ruled that Cook will be banned from playing hockey at an OUA-sponsored university for the rest of his college career.  Cook is only in the first-year of his eligibility at Nipissing. During his five-year junior career, Cook was a glorified goon when he played for the Erie Otters and the London Knights in the OHL, racking...
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