January 21, 2007

At it again in Chicoutimi: Police are investigating a formal complaint against Quebec Remparts head coach and owner Patrick Roy after he allegedly struck the owner of the Chicoutimi Sague-neens several times. The incident occured after a mob of Sague-neens fans prevented Rempart players from boarding the team bus. This also isn't the first time Chicoutimi's fans have made the news.

posted by wfrazerjr to hockey at 09:42 AM - 7 comments

Maybe Roy mistakenly took the co-owner for Mike Vernon or Chris Osgood. Seriously, though (and not excusing Roy's actions) perhaps the Chicoutimi team should be forced to take a year off. Sounds like its fans are a bunch of thugs.

posted by holden at 12:26 PM on January 21, 2007

I recently read a short article in a daily paper regarding unruly fans at a high school hockey game. Thier team was losing 5-0, and during an injury timeout, the fans (of the home losing team) began throwing golf balls onto the ice. IT IS A GAME!! I played hockey from mite level to the ECHL, and sure, some games, coaches, parents, players seem to lose control of themselves for a multitude of reasons. Patrick Roy was never considered the poster boy for The Lady Byng, of course, but gees, RELAX!

posted by jphclub at 01:26 PM on January 21, 2007

Okay, JPH, give me a hint. I collect and sell gameworn hockey jerseys, and I wonder if I have one of yours. Who'd you play for in the ECHL?

posted by wfrazerjr at 01:35 PM on January 21, 2007

The Everblades, located in Ft. Myers, FL. Thanks for the fanfare, wfrazer, but I'll be keeping my jerseys. I sense a little harshness?! Do you not think these sports are taken a little too seriously?

posted by jphclub at 01:46 PM on January 21, 2007

Yep. This is junior hockey in Canada for you, folks. We're not dangerously obsessed at all - nah. From what I understand, Chicoutimi has well-earned its reputation.

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 06:52 PM on January 21, 2007

Not wanting your jerseys, JPH -- okay, maybe one -- just wondering if I had one or knew anyone that did. I'm still stumped, though. Send me an email at wfrazerjr AT gmail DOT com if you want -- I'm just nosy like that, and I can always use another contact if I need a quote for a hockey freelance story.

posted by wfrazerjr at 08:53 PM on January 21, 2007

This incident apparently has Roy thinking about getting out of junior hockey. I don't blame him. He's a big target, has nothing to prove at that level in any fashion ... and it forces him to go to places like Chicoutimi.

posted by wfrazerjr at 02:16 PM on January 22, 2007

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