A scene worthy of Slap Shot

News 19 December, 2017
  • Frédérik Jolicoeur-Tétreault

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    FORESTVILLE | Four players involved in a brawl with spectators, worthy of the cult film Slap Shot, could be suspended for life from hockey as a senior.

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    The time was the mea culpa on Monday after the scenes to detract from the appearance of the weekend.

    The general director of the team Haute-Côte-Nord, Stéphane Gaudreault, ensures that it will increase the number of security officers present during the matches.

    The beer will now be served in glasses rather than cans. This will make projectiles less dangerous…

    The two teams could also be put to the fine.

    Slap Shot

    It is not an exaggeration to compare the gestures of Samuel Gagnon, Jean-Christophe Pednault and Felix Giroux to those of the famous brothers Hanson.

    Friday night, in a match between the ARCHBISHOP Express Jonquière Excavation A. Savard of Haute-Côte-Nord, Forestville (a town located between Baie-Comeau and La Malbaie), the three players are mounted in the grandstands to take it to a spectator who had just launched a beer can.

    The three players were then topless as they had already been expelled from the game.

    In a video posted on the social networks, we see them lash out violently at the spectator for about twenty seconds.

    Keven Charest, a player of Excavation A. Savard of Haute-Côte-Nord, who was not in uniform, was also involved in the brawl.

    The president of the Ligue de hockey senior du river, Mathieu Caron, has suspended the four players for an indefinite period yesterday, but has brandished the threat of hanging to life after their appearance before the discipline committee.

    Reputation tarnished

    “The players who are in our league have all signed a contract with clauses in respect of the league. When they participate in gatherings such as we saw on Friday, they tarnish the reputation of the league, and it is a great lack of respect, ” said Mr. Caron.

    Following the events, the coach of the ARCHBISHOP Express Jonquière, Gino Gagnon, has resigned, and his assistant Jean-Philippe Boivin.

    One of the players involved, Jean-Christophe Pednault, had been sentenced to 90 days in prison last year for having hit a pedestrian with his car in the parking lot of a Mcdonald s.

    For his part, Samuel Gagnon describes himself as a brawler who sings on his page Facebook.

    Together, the three fighters walking a total of 168 penalty minutes in 22 games.