Drakkar’s Chevrier suspended


The Director of Player Safety of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, Raymond Bolduc, suspended Simon Chevrier of the Baie-Comeau Drakkar for three games.

The suspension was handed out following an incident that occurred on March 1st, against the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles.

Here is the rationale that led to the decision:

  • The events took place at the top of the face off circle along the boards.
  • A Cape Breton defenseman travelled along the boards to intercept the Baie-Comeau winger.
  • The Cape Breton player got the puck. He was hunched over and facing the boards.
  • The player at fault was moving in the crease. He took one or two strides, headed towards the boards and hit his opponent.
  • The Cape Breton player was in a vulnerable position facing the boards.
  • The player at fault made no effort to minimize the contact, hitting his opponent from behind his shoulder with force and finishing the contact on his head.
  • This is the player at fault’s first infraction.
  • There was no injury as a result of this play.

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

Source: Quebec Major Junior Hockey League – www.theqmjhl.ca