|Madison Bowey might have crossed the line in Friday night's Game Four. Photo: Nina Weiss/The Home News|
The Lake Erie Monsters swept the Ontario Reign to advance to the Calder Cup Finals as the representative from the Western Conference, but the Eastern Conference Finals haven't been settled yet thanks to Toronto Marlies' 5-0 win in Game Four Friday night to avoid being swept by the Hershey Bears.
The American Hockey League has an interesting decision to make with Bears defenseman Madison Bowey, who was not only ejected after delivering a questionable hit on Marlies' forward Kasperi Kapanen but also reportedly used a homophobic slur on his way off the ice.
In the NHL Playoffs this year, Chicago Blackhawks forward Andrew Shaw was suspended for one postseason contest for use of a homophobic slur. The major penalty for elbowing and the slur, if proven one was used, should see Bowey on the shelf for at least two games.
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