Second Roy son suspended by QMJHL

 

For the second time this year, a son of legendary National Hockey League goaltender Patrick Roy has been suspended by the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.

 
 
 
 
For the second time this year, a son of legendary National Hockey League goaltender Patrick Roy has been suspended by the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.

The QMJHL on Monday handed Quebec Remparts forward Frederick Roy a 15-game ban, including an automatic one-game suspension for receiving a game misconduct penalty for cross-checking.

The incident occurred during Friday’s game in which Frederick Roy, 17, crossed-checked Montreal Juniors defenceman Vincent Bourgeois in the head after a stoppage in play.

The Roy suspension comes just eight months after his older brother, Jonathan, a 19-year-old goaltender with the Remparts, was suspended seven games by the QMJHL for his part in the brawl with the Chicoutimi Sagueneens. Jonathan Roy skated across the ice during the March 22 playoff game and attacked goaltender Bobby Nadeau, an act which garnered national attention and also led to an assault charge. He pleaded not guilty in a Saguenay, Que., court in September.

Patrick Roy, who coaches the club and is also a part owner, was also suspended five games last March.

In wake of the Jonathan Roy incident, the league imposed rules that would penalize players with stiffer automatic suspensions, including up to 15 games for players who instigate fights and 10 games for goaltenders that are aggressors in fights.

All three Roys were in attendance Saturday night in Montreal when the Canadiens retired Patrick Roy’s jersey number in a pre-game ceremony at the Bell Centre.

Roy, who won two Stanley Cups with the Canadiens, is the NHL’s record holder for games played (1,029), regular-season wins (551) and playoff wins (151).
 
 
 
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