The NHL isn’t the only North American hockey league where players are programmed to seek and destroy. Niagara’s Tim Billingsley absolutely maimed Shane Prince of the Ottawa 67′s in Friday night OHL action.

It’s not the best quality of video, but it looks like Prince’s head was the principle point of contact for Billingsley’s shoulder.

Via James Culic, QMI Agency:

The packed Rona Centre went eerily quiet as trainers rushed out to check on Prince, who remained sprawled out on the ice for several minutes before being helped off by trainers. Prince, who already had three points against the IceDogs this season, did not return to the game.

A frightening incident, to say the least. We’ll try and update Prince’s status as more news is available.