Remparts’ Huntley handed seven game suspension


Christian Huntley of the Québec Remparts 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 Oct.2. The incident occurred against the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada on September 30, 2017.

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

  • The opponent dumped the puck into the corner as he entered the opponent’s zone.
  • He then skated towards it in the corner.
  • The player at fault, facing him, pivoted and followed him into the corner.
  • At the height of the red goal line, he pushed the opponent in the lower back.
  • The opponent lost balance and fell into the boards.
  • The opponent had speed and started braking to recover the puck.
  • The push to his lower back from the player at fault caused him to lose balance.
  • He violently fell head first in the boards.
  • He was in a vulnerable position and could not protect himself.
  • The move was dangerous.
  • This is the first offense of the player at fault.
  • The opponent was injured on the play.

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.