OHL Sitting Ho-Sang

Windsor Spitfires forward Josh Ho-Sang goes for a between the legs pass, March 27, 2014. (Photo by Mike Vlasveld)

The Ontario Hockey League is suspending Windsor Spitfires forward Josh Ho-Sang 15 games for a hit on London Knights defenceman Zach Bell.

According to the OHL, it was a push from behind by Ho-Sang on Bell in a March 27 playoff game that sent the player off balance into the boards and resulted in a broken leg. The decision from the league was released Monday afternoon after reviewing the incident.

“We’re disappointed with the league’s ruling,” says Bob Boughner, the Windsor Spitfires president and head coach in a press release. “In reviewing the play, we felt the contact between Josh and the London player was incidental in nature. The club will offer no further comment at this time.”

Ho-Sang will have to serve his suspension at the start of the next OHL season. The London Knights eliminated the Windsor Spitfires from the first round of the OHL playoffs in four games.