Yesterday, the Sea Dogs announced that left winger Olivier Ouellet has left the team due "personal reasons." Associate coach and director of hockey operations Mike Kelly gave more details in today's Telegraph-Journal.
"It's not related to hockey,'' Kelly said Thursday. "He decided it was probably best to go home. It's hard to deal with family issues when you're not around family.''
Ouellet, who is from Drummondville, will miss tonight's game in his hometown. He will be out for an undisclosed amount of time. He was scratched last Saturday due to the flu and practised Wednesday.
STUDENT OF THE MONTH
Defenseman Pierre Durepos has been named the Sea Dogs Student of the Month for October. The rookie is a grade 12 student at St. Malachy's High School.
"Pierre has achieved excellent marks in his assignments and was identified by his instructors as an outstanding student," read a QMJHL press release. "He has an average of 85% in his courses."
To see the rest of award winners click HERE. Also, former Sea Dog and current Halifax Moosehead Pascal Amyot, received the Mooseheads' monthly academic honor.