Cataractes’ Roy suspended 15 games
The QMJHL’s director of player safety Raymond Bolduc announced Tuesday that Shawinigan defenceman Charlie Roy has been suspended for 15 games. The suspension was handed out following an incident that took place October 14 against the Victoriaville Tigres.
The following rationale was provided for the decision:
- Upon entering the opposing zone, the opponent went towards the player at fault, received a push in the back and fell on the defensemen.
- Lying on his back and defenseless, the opponent put a hand to the player at fault’s face.
- Leaning on the opponent, the player at fault gave a first punch that caused the opponent to lose his helmet and a second one directly to the face.
- The punch, with the glove, started high and struck with great force the opponent’s face.
- The opponent tried to protect himself by raising and turning his head.
- The head struck the ice surface violently.
- The gesture was free, violent and devastating.
- At no time can the League tolerate this kind of gesture.
- This is not the first offense of the player at fault.
- The opponent was injured on the play.
The 20-year-old has two points in five games played as a member of the Cataractes.