On Saturday, in the QMJHL, there was a huge brawl between the Québec Remparts and the Chicoutimi Sagueneens. They are in the first round of the playoffs, and this occurred late in the second period of game two, with Québec down 7-1. They eventually lost 10-1.
I'd heard that the brawl happened, but didn't bother with the details. Now that I've seen the video, I'm horrified. Patrick Roy is the GM/head coach of the Remparts, and that's his kid tending goal for the Remparts. While a line brawl broke out, Jonathan Roy attempted to skate the length of the ice to fight Sags netminder Bobby Nadeau. He was restrained three times, but broke free, skated down and pummeled Nadeau, who clearly wanted no part.
Roy was given two major penalties, two misconducts and two game misconducts. He is expected to face supplementary discipline from the league today.
There are videos suggesting that Patrick Roy encouraged his son to do what he did.
Both flatly denied that Patrick Roy played any part. Even when a reporter challenged him, saying "Cut it out, Pat. We've got it on video", he said something like "You've got your story. I've got mine".
Patrick Roy has already been in deep water with the QMJHL this season, having been given an "extreme misconduct" penalty and a $2000 fine for "confronting" a referee after a game.
The extreme nature of Jon Roy's actions border on common assault. He should, but won't face civil or criminal charges. He "apologised" the next day, but he should definitely not be excused. And Patrick Roy should be absolutely embarrassed.
Speaking of Patrick Roy acting like a jerk, and embarrassing himself and his team, check out this classic "blast from the past". Krstofer Kolanos of the Coyotes beats Roy on a penalty shot, and Roy throws a temper tantrum which gets him tossed from the game.
If you're astute, you may recall that Krystofer "Kaptain Kuncussion" Kolanos was one of the players involved in the Mark Recchi to Carolina trade in the spring of 2006. He has played in just 15 NHL games since the lockout after suffering multiple concussions
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