TORONTO - Two more lengthy suspensions were handed out in the Ontario Hockey League on Friday.
Mike Mascioli of the Kitchener Rangers was slapped with a 10-game penalty for an incident in a game Feb. 13 against the visiting Saginaw Spirit.
The incident was the latest in a troubling season for Mascioli, who was sent home by Rangers on Thursday. The 18-year-old was given a game misconduct and the ensuing suspension after shoving linesman Drew Williams.
"The actions of player Mascioli were most concerning and the league will not tolerate the abuse of officials," said commissioner David Branch, who reviewed both incidents before doling out the suspensions.
Mascioli's suspension came in his first game back after serving a five-game suspension for an attack on London star John Tavares.
Zac Rinaldo of the London Knights was handed an eight-game suspension from an incident Feb. 13 in a game against the visiting Erie Otters.
Rinaldo received a game misconduct for hitting Andrew Yogan from behind in the first period. Yogan suffeed a concussion and cuts to his face and never returned.
"The League is very concerned with checks from behind and we must all continue to work to eliminate such actions from our game."