Patrick Roy suspended for five games
The video shows Jonathan Roy's brutal attack on the opposition's turtled goalie who obviously had no interest in fighting. Some are saying Patrick had gestured for his son to start the fight.
Aren't the Roy men such sweethearts?
The Quebec hockey icon once revered as St. Patrick is losing his halo.
In the latest smudge on Patrick Roy's résumé, the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League has suspended the Québec Remparts coach for five games for his part in Saturday's ugly brawl involving his son.
Jonathan Roy, Patrick's 19-year-old son and the Remparts' backup goalie, was hit with a seven-game suspension for skating the length of the ice to pummel Chicoutimi Saguenéens goalie Bobby Nadeau, who did not fight back.
The younger Roy said he was not urged by his father to attack, but Patrick also failed to control his players, who brawled with the Saguenéens for the fifth time in two seasons. QMJHL officials cited Patrick's "prejudicial conduct" in handing down their ruling.
Saturday, Patrick was on the bench during the fighting. He denied any role in the incidents, although in video clips he appears to gesture to son Jonathan with a wave moments before he attacked Nadeau. Nadeau, 20, is the Quebec league's top goalie.