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Logan Mailloux ejected from his team’s game last night

Last night, Logan Mailloux and the London Knights were in front of their home fans for Game #5 of their OHL third-round series. The Knights face the Sarnia Sting, and the series was 2-2 going into yesterday’s game.

In actual fact, the CH defenseman didn’t have a great game in terms of offensive production, collecting only a (secondary) assist on his team’s goal in an empty net. That said, he helped his club win 5-2 to take a 3-2 series lead.

And that’s the most important thing of all.

But on the empty-net goal, Mailloux was noticed for more than just his assist. On the sequence, his teammate Easton Cowan was the victim of a good check from Sasha Pastujov, and the CH defenseman obviously didn’t like it, and went to tell him how he felt.

In the end, it earned him an expulsion.

In reality, we agree that the timing of the sending off was not bad. His team had already won and Mailloux preferred to defend his teammate. That’s not as bad as it would have been if the Knights had been deprived of his services midway through the first period while trailing by two goals, let’s say.

And clearly, Mailloux is building a reputation for protecting his teammates. Remember that earlier this season, he received a three-game suspension for defending his goalie in a rather intense manner.

I really don’t expect Mailloux to be suspended for what he did yesterday, that said. In fact, let’s just say I’d be very surprised if it happened.

The sixth game in the series between the Knights and the Sting takes place on Sunday afternoon in Sarnia. Mailloux and his gang will have the chance to secure their ticket to the final with a win. And if they do, they could possibly face the club of another CH hopeful, Owen Beck, who nevertheless trails 2-3 in his series against the North Bay Battalion.

In gusto

– Of course.

– Interesting.

– Let’s hope it affects as few fans as possible.

– Big win for the Celtics.

– It’ll take more.

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