Chapman suspended for 9 games


The QMJHL has suspended Drummondville Voltigeurs forward Adam Chapman for nine games.

The incident occurred in a game between the Voltigeurs and Victoriaville Tigres on Saturday, March 21.

While Tigres’ rookie Jordan Ty Fournier and Voltigeurs’ import Sergei Boikov were involved in a fight, Chapman appeared to leave the bench and instigate a fight with Tigres’ Carl Marois.

Champan was assessed a five-minute major for fighting, a two-minute minor for instigating and instigating in the final five minutes of regulation or overtime.

On top of the automatic one-game ban for instigating a fight in the final five minutes of regulation, Chapman has been suspended eight games for leaving the bench during a fight or for the purpose of participating in a fight.

This is the second time this season Chapman has been suspended.

The Barrie, Ont., native will be unable to serve the suspension however. Chapman, born in 1994, is ineligible to play major junior hockey next year due to his age.

Chapman finishes his QMJHL career with 591 penalty minutes in 220 games played.

The two teams were also fined $1,000 for the third-period melee.