BOUCHERVILLE, Tuesday, March 25, 2008 – The Disciplinary Committee of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League
today announced the details surrounding fines and suspensions which were handed out following the incidents that took place during last week-end’s games.
goaltender Jonathan Roy
is suspended seven games and receives a $500 fine for his assault on the opposing goaltender, Bobby Nadeau
, as well as for the inappropriate gestures which he aimed at the crowd at the Georges-Vézina Centre during last Saturday’s game.
Remparts defenseman Maxime Lacroix
is suspended for three games after hitting an opposing player while he was still down. His teammate, Marc-Olivier Vallerand
, receives a two-game suspension for his role in the melee.
winger Antoine Roussel
receives an automatic one-game suspension for being the instigator in a fight while teammate Charles-Antoine Messier
is suspended two games for an assaulting penalty. Moreover, Sebastien Rioux
will miss his team’s next six games after he left the penalty box (automatic five-game suspension plus an additional game) to enter the melee.
winger Tommy Tremblay
is hit with a six-game suspension for a bodycheck he administered to the opposing goaltender during last Saturday night’s game. Teammate Olivier Donais
is also suspended one game for a hit to the head while Gatineau Olympiques
defenseman Julien Machabee
is suspended two games for his involvement in on ongoing fight between two other players.
St. John’s Fog Devils forward Matt Fillier
is suspended one game for a hit from behind which happened during the second game of their playoff series versus the Acadie-Bathurst Titan
Saint John Sea Dogs
winger Brett Gallant
inherits an automatic one-game suspension as well as an additional two games for an aggressor penalty.
The decisions were rendered after reviewing the videotapes of the incidents and consulting all concerned parties. The suspensions are in effect as of today.
In accordance with the QMJHL policy in the matter of disciplinary sanctions, neither the disciplinary committee nor the Commissioner will be available for further comment.