The Maxime Villemaire signing saga is getting more bizarre by the day.
On Friday, RDS reported that the Gatineau Olympiques had filed a complaint to the league about their 3-2 loss in Saint John back on January 4, saying that Villemaire had not signed his player card prior to the match and thus was ineligible to play. Villemaire, making his Sea Dogs debut, scored and was named the game's third star.
According to the QMJHL rule book, the Sea Dogs could lose the two points from that win if this is all true.
Today, Steve Turcotte of the Shawinigan newspaper Le Nouvelliste expanded on the RDS story. We recommend just copy/pasting the entire article through a translator. Pierre Petroni, head coach of the College Francais de Longueuil AAA hockey program, isn’t happy about the situation.
It's going to be interesting to see how this all plays out.