Excess of anger: Patrick Roy suspended by the LHJMQ

Excess of anger: Patrick Roy suspended by the QMJHL


Quebec Remparts head coach and general manager Patrick Roy was fined $5,000 and suspended for one game for his anger last Saturday .

As Le Journal de Québec reported on Wednesday, the former goaltender was sanctioned by the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League for “unsportsmanlike conduct and comments inappropriate in the media.”

Roy was ejected by referees Nicolas Dutil and Olivier Gouin late in the first period of the preseason game against the Shawinigan Cataractes. Dissatisfied with the decision of the officials not to penalize an opposing player on a sequence, “Casseau” garlanded them, which led to his departure. However, he continued to berate the two men when he left the bench.

On the sidelines of practice on Tuesday, Roy admitted his wrongdoing. “I fell into the trap and not nearly, like a lala baby. I had a lesson and it's fine, “he said in remarks broadcast by TVA Sports.

The leader had criticized the work of the head of arbitration of the Courteau circuit , Richard Trottier, when he confirmed his return to the helm in July.

The Remparts will play their next exhibition game on Friday against the Rimouski Océanic.