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Feb 5, 2007, 5:33 PM EST


TORONTO (CP) - The Ontario Hockey League has come down hard on the Kingston Frontenacs after a series of fights in a recent game against the Belleville Bulls.

The league announced Monday that it was suspending four Frontenacs players for a total of 28 games.

Forward Kyle Bochek will miss 10 games, defenceman Peter Stevens will be gone for eight games and Bobby Bolt and Justin Wallingford will each miss five games.

Kingston coach Bruce Cassidy was also suspended for three games while Bulls defenceman Matt Pelech was banned six games for his role in the incident.

The Frontenacs were also fined $5,000.

"It is the opinion of the league that the actions of the players of the Kingston Frontenacs hockey club are totally unacceptable, contrary to the expectations of the league and detrimental to the welfare of the league and the game of hockey in general," OHL commissioner David Branch said in a statement.

The four Kingston players all received instigator penalties and fighting majors late in the Jan. 27 game after Frontenacs rookie Nathan Moon was involved in a fight with Pelech.

Bochek, Stevens, Wallingford and Bolt all started fights immediately following the resumption of play.

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