Originally written on Goon's World  |  Last updated 11/22/11

I was going to put this up last week but I got side tracked. When I first saw this video I thought that the OHL would throw the proverbial book at Ryan Rupert, but they didn't. I mean really, Rupert hauled off and pummeled Nick Cousins hard with his carbon fiber stick and then dropped his gloves and attacked Cousins starting a near line brawl. Nick Cousins also received a two game suspension for his part in the incident.
There's been a handful of 10-or-more game suspensions in the Ontario Hockey League this season, including two Wednesday.

Ryan Rupert's highly publicized slash won't be one of them.

The London Knights forward received five games for whacking Soo Greyhounds star Nick Cousins at the end of Friday's 4-3 loss at the John Labatt Centre.

The gritty 17-year-old from Grand Bend will be eligible to return in Erie on Nov. 26 after the OHL rendered a decision Wednesday that will come as a surprise to those who felt Rupert's actions warranted a prolonged sit-down.[IFPRESS.COM]
My question is, did the OHL go lightly on Rupert because of  Cousins reputation as a agitator?

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