Well after last night’s brawl in the QMJHL Semi-final it was expected that some suspensions would be handed down but a decision that is rather unprecedented occured all four goalies in the series will miss Game 5. Yes both the Drakkar and the Armada will need to use third string goaltenders in their QMJHL semifinal. The coaches of both teams will also receive suspensions.
The video of the incident as well as the release of the suspensions can be seen below. We will be following this throughout the series, because what is more entertaining than both teams playing a playoff game with third string goaltending?
Following the events that occurred during the end of the game between the Baie-Comeau Drakkar and the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada last night, the Director of Player safety of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, Raymond Bolduc, announced the following sanctions:
Ryan Tesink, 2 game suspension,
Aaron Hoyles 1 game suspension,
Étienne Marcoux 1 game suspension,
Guillaume Decelles 1 game suspension,
Yassin Cissé 1 game suspension.
Jérémie Gregoire 1 game suspension,
Bokondji Imama 2 game suspension,
Gabriel Verpaelst 1 game suspension,
Philippe Cadorette 1 game suspension,
Francis Desrosiers 1 game suspension,
Alec Jon Banville 1 game suspension,
Alexandre Ranger 1 game suspension.
Moreover, the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada forward, Cédric Paquette, is fined $1 000 for his inappropriate behaviour at the end of the game.
Each of the organizations is fined $5 000 and the head coaches, Eric Veilleux and Jean-François Houle are suspended for the next 2 games.