Huskies’ Cormier suspended for four games


Lane Cormier of the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies 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 Jan. 30.

The incident occurred against the Acadie-Bathurst Titan on Jan.28, 2017.

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

  • A Huskies player recovered the puck along the boards at the height of the faceoff dotand attempted to clear his zone.
  • The opponent intercepted the puck at the blue line and took a slapshot on net.
  • The player at fault went towards him and hit him.
  • The player at fault hit the opponent from a blindside.
  • After his shot, the opponent was looking in the direction of the net and did not see the player at fault coming.
  • The player at fault propelled himself upwards and hit the opponent directly to the head.
  • It was a dangerous move.
  • The opponent was not injured on the play.
  • This is not 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.