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Sunday Hockey Notes

Fighting chance to curb fisticuffs in the OHL

It will take more than four weeks — the approximate amount of time the Ontario Hockey League has been open for business this season — to determine the effectiveness of a first-year rule. But the belief is that whenever it’s ultimately judged, months or years later, the verdict will be one of approval.

“It’s too early to form any opinions one way or another,” said OHL commissioner David Branch. “But clearly the concept of the rule received great support among our teams.”

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