Mooseheads’ Chainey given four-game suspension


Jocktan Chainey of the Halifax Mooseheads has been given a four game suspension by the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.

Raymond Bolduc, the league’s director of player safety, announced the news on Monday.

The incident occurred against the Cape-Breton Screaming Eagles on Dec. 30, 2016.

Here are the reasons for the suspension given by the QMJHL:

  • A Cape Breton defenseman made an exit zone pass in the middle of the ice.
  • The opponent redirected it to the boards with his skate and went to retrieve it.
  • The player at fault skated to the opponent and hit him.
  • The opponent was in a vulnerable position and was not in possession of the puck.
  • The player at fault came from the blindside and hit the opponent’s head with the top of his shoulder.
  • The opponent was injured on the play.
  • This is the first offense of the player at fault.

The decision was taken after viewing video of the incident, considering the officials report, speaking with the organisations involved and consulting the league’s advisory committee for disciplinary action.