“I’m very upset at the ruling,” said Sea Dogs majority owner Scott McCain. “I understand the ruling and I understand we have to have our paperwork done on time but there were other ways it could have been handled.”
McCain also voiced his displeasure about the Gatineau Olympiques, the team that filed the complaint and took the two points away from Saint John.
“What really upsets me is the Gatineau organization,” he said. “I thought there was supposed to be some sort of honour among teams. If they feel they have to stoop that low to pick up two points, then they can have them. What’s it say about an organization that would take two points for something like that? If I see the Gatineau owner, I’ll tell him, ‘You got your two points, I hope you’re happy.’”
Nothing like some love on Valentine’s Day.
In related news, Saint John and Drummondville have been fined $500 because “players remained on the ice at the end of the warm-up.” Ian Saab has also been suspended for one-game because of his instigator penalty in the final five minutes of Sunday’s game.
So, in the past week, Saint John has been fined, stripped of two points, and have had Saab and Jason Cameron both suspended. All of this in the middle of a nine-game winning streak. What a bizarre week.