The Telegraph-Journal has confirmed that Saint John Sea Dogs right winger Nicholas Petersen has been suspended by the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League for one game.
Petersen received the automatic one game suspension last Saturday in the Sea Dogs’ 6-0 win over the Chicoutimi Sagueneens at Harbour Station. The Pittsburgh Penguins prospect was thrown out of the game at 0:25 of the third period after he dropped the gloves with Dominic Jalbert.
News 88.9’s Tim Roszell was right on when he said Petersen was thrown out because he “took his opponents helmet off” during the fight. That was confirmed today in the Telegraph-Journal.
The QMJHL does not post automatic suspensions on their website.
The suspension comes at a bad tome as the Sea Dogs will play in the toughest building in the league on Friday night when they visit the Quebec Remparts (8:30 pm, News 88.9). The Remparts are currently averaging 11,466 fans per game at the Colisee Pepsi.
The overage forward is second in team scoring with 26 goals and 28 assists in 38 games played this season. He is currently on a bit of a cold streak as he has not registered a point in his last two games.