Phoenix’s Roy suspended four games

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The Director of Player Safety for the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, Raymond Bolduc, announced Sunday that Sherbrooke Phoenix defenceman Jérémy Roy has been suspended four games, one automatic game plus three.

The incident occurred during Saturday’s game against the Baie-Comeau Drakkar in Baie-Comeau, Que.

Here are the reasons for the suspension, via Quebec Major Junior Hockey League:

– After being hit from behind, the player at fault got up quickly and headed towards his opponent.

– He hit him twice with his stick. The first hit was on the skate and the second one was more violent at the ankle height.

– Frustrated, the player at fault wanted to take the law into his own hands.

– The gestures were unwarranted and could have caused damage.

– This is not the first offense of the player at fault.

– There was no injury.

The decision was made following the Director of Player Safety having reviewed the video of the incident, considered the officials report, spoken to the players and organizations involved and after consulting the Advisory Committee for disciplinary action.

With files from the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League – www.theqmjhl.ca

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