Well, the verdict is in – and it’s not good from a Saint John standpoint.
Here’s the release from the league.
The Quebec Major Junior Hockey League rendered its decision today on player eligibility for the January 4th game. The commissioner ruled that in accordance with article 3.05 d), of the League’s administrative rules, the Sea Dogs’ win, as well as the two standing points that were attached, are awarded to the Gatineau Olympiques and all individual player stats remain.
“Any member team of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League must respect the rules, norms and procedures of the League. Their breach must be sanctioned even if it is an administrative error committed in good faith” said the Commissioner.
Wow. We’ll have more later.