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Marco Scandella Suspended Fifteen Games

Tuesday, Feb. 9th, 2010

BOUCHERVILLE, Tuesday, February 9, 2010 - The Quebec Major Junior Hockey League Disciplinary Prefect, Raymond Bolduc, today announced that Val-d’Or Foreurs defenseman Marco Scandella has been suspended for fifteen games for a hit to the head involving Rimouski Océanic forward Alexandre Durette. The incident occurred on Wednesday, February 3 at the air Creebec Centre in Val-d’Or.

"We will continue to be very stern regarding hits to the head as well as towards any gestures which could compromise the well-being of our players," said QMJHL Commissioner Gilles Courteau. "Moreover, we remain in constant contact with the Rimouski Océanic organization in order to get updates on Alexandre’s health and progress."

The decision was rendered after reviewing the videotape of the incident, gathering the testimonies of the players and members of both organizations, reading the official’s report and consulting the independent committee in the matter of disciplinary sanctions.

The Disciplinary Prefect will not be available for further comment.

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