Mooseheads’ Lavoie suspended for seven games


Raphaël Lavoie of the Halifax Mooseheads has been given a seven 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 Drummondville Voltigeurs on Jan. 27, 2017.

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

  • The opponent tried to recover the puck along the boards, at the height of the faceoff dot  to the right of his goaltender.
  • The player at fault left the blue line and went towards him.
  • He slowed down a little and tried to hit the opponent.
  • When the opponent saw the player at fault coming, he braked.
  • The player at fault hit the boards, turned his back to the opponent while jumping.
  • In his rotation, he struck the opponent’s head with his elbow with force.
  • 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.