After the game, a special league meeting was called to hand out discipline, with Victorias and Wanderers wanting Spittal and Alf Smith suspended for the season. The players were not suspended, leading the league president Mr. McRobie to resign, leaving D'arcy McGee to take over as president. Ottawa had threatened to leave the league, and, under an agreement between the two teams, the Wanderers would have left the league also.
After the Kenora Thistles defeated the Wanderers for the Stanley Cup, they played an exhibition game against Ottawa on January 23. Kenora, without defenseman Art Ross, lost to Ottawa 8–3.
On the next visit of the Ottawa team to Montreal, to play the Victorias, the three Ottawa players were arrested by Montreal police. Eventually Alf Smith and Spittal were fined $20 for their actions and Harry Smith was found not guilty.