Fournier suspended for 1 game


Victoriaville Tigres forward Jordan Ty Fournier will serve an automatic one-game ban for instigating a fight within the final five minutes of regulation.

Fournier, 17, instigated a fight with Drummondville Voltigeurs defenceman Sergei Boikov with under 30 seconds remaining in a game between the Tigres and rival Voltigeurs on Saturday, March 21.

The Tigres rookie 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 which carries with it an automatic one-game suspension.

This is the first suspension in Fournier’s major junior career.

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

Fournier will miss Game One of the Tigres’ best-of-seven series against the Rimouski Océanic. The series begins on Friday, March 27 in Rimouski, Que.