By Josh Howald
That wild back-and-forth game between Mount Forest and Kincardine on Oct. 6, and the action didn't end until this morning.
The Carruthers Nicol Insurance Kincardine Bulldogs fought back from a huge four-goal deficit in the third period to win 9-8 in overtime, with Cody Britton potting the game's final three goals to finish with a half-dozen on the night - a new league record.
But officially, that game will now be recorded as a 10-9 Mount Forest victory. The OHA stripped the Bulldogs of the win and suspended forward Jared Colling and General Manager Doug Kennedy for two games apiece.
Colling was assessed a major penalty for slashing and a game misconduct the previous night (Oct. 5) against the Walkerton Hawks. Therefore, he should have served an automatic one-game ban the next night in Mount Forest. However, he scored Kincardine's seventh goal of the game.
"We just read the gamesheet (from the previous night) incorrectly," said Kennedy Thursday morning.
"It was an honest mistake, and we didn't realize what had happened until it was too late. We thought uh-oh."
The Patriots had 24 hours to lodge a complaint, and they did just that Oct. 7.
Kincardine drops from third to sixth in the standings, and now have a 3-4 record instead of a 4-3 record. Kincardine will travel to Walkerton tomorrow (Friday) to take on the rival Hawks for the third time in as many weeks. Saturday, Kincardine will host Hanover for a 7 p.m. start at the Davidson Centre. Goaltender Maxime Veilleux is expected to start at least one of the games after being acquired earlier in the week.