On Nov. 15, as first reported by the Toronto Star, Walsh's NAPA Auto Parts team was playing a team sponsored by Austin Trophies. Two kids went to the penalty box after a skirmish--one of them, from Austin Trophies, called the other, Andrew McCallum, what is euphemistically referred to as the N-word. Two game off-ice officials heard him. The Austin Trophies coach benched the kid for a period, then brought him back. An apology was asked for. It was not given.
So Walsh pulled his team off the ice. They were leading but willing to forfeit to protest what they rightly considered an unacceptable act.
So the OMHA suspended the kid for three games. Walsh was suspended under the auspices of Hockey Canada's rule 10.14, Refusing to Start Play.
The coach who reacted to the improper language is out for the year; the other, along with the kid from the KKK, is okay.
What a country.