Last Sunday, November 16th, The Oshawa Generals took on the Kingston Frontenacs. Late into the third period, Frontenacs defenseman Zack Fenwick and Generals forward Conor Stokes began to tussle. However, Fenwick was clearly the only one who wanted to fight, leaving Stokes somewhat helpless behind the Kingston goal. Fenwick than unleashed a brutal cheap shot to the face of Stokes knocking him practically unconscious.
I'll let the video (minus the atrocious camera work from the Oshawa feed) do the rest of the talking.
Needless to say, Fenwick is going to be getting the book thrown at him. Attack forward Garrett Wilson got 15 games earlier this season for a slew foot on Rangers defenseman Dan Kelly that resulted in a broken ankle. This is way worse. Quite frankly, I would be surprised of Commissioner David Branch hands out anything less than 25 games, perhaps more.
The unfortunate thing about this all is that Generals forward Conor Stokes has a history of concussions and actually missed a chunk of time last season, while playing for Guelph, because of one. He is a draft eligible forward who could have a future ahead of him. We just have to hope he's ok and his concussion is not as serious as it looked in that video.
Just no place in the game for that.
Fenwick received a 15 game suspension