The 2012-13 Ontario Hockey League season gets going tonight with some new rules in place.

The OHL is clamping down on enforcers. Once a player is assessed an 11th fighting major during the season, he will automatically be suspended for two games.

That suspension will be four games if the player is deemed to be the instigator in any of the fights above the ten game threshold.


OHL Commissioner, David Branch held a conference call on Wednesday to talk about the changes and the season ahead.

Branch says some exciting rookies will make their debuts this week including Josh Ho-Sang in Windsor, Robby Fabbri of the Guelph Storm and Connor McDavid of the Erie Otters. McDavid was granted exceptional status to play in the OHL this season.

There are four games to start the season tonight including Owen Sound at Windsor.

The Kitchener Rangers get their 50th season underway tomorrow night in Mississauga. Don Cameron and Mike Farwell will have the pre-game show at 7pm on 570 News.