The game between the LaSalle Vipers and the London Nationals on Sunday afternoon in LaSalle was suspended in the third period due to an injury to a Nationals player.
With London leading 5-4 with 12:28 remaining in the third period, a Nationals defenseman was injured from a check into the boards and needed to be taken to the hospital. Due to the potential severity of the injury, along with the length of time in which he was being attended to, the GOJHL decided that suspending the game was in the best interest of the players. The remainder of the game is expected to be played prior to the next game that London is scheduled to play in LaSalle.
Reports from the London Nationals are that the player has been released from the hospital and is at home resting.
Until the incident, fans witnessed an exciting game that saw the Vipers erase two one-goal deficits and a two-goal deficit to leave the score at 4-4 through two periods of play. With a good chance to take their first lead on a two-man advantage to start the third, it was instead the Nationals who regained their lead on a shorthanded goal by Jacob Julien.
Scoring for LaSalle were Patrick McManus, Andrew Kotevksi, Spencer Lecot and Brady Hamlin.
The Vipers will be back in action on Wednesday, October 5 when they will host the Chatham Maroons.