The MasterCard Memorial Cup Hockey Operations Committee has fined Saint John Sea Dogs head coach Gerard Gallant $500 for his "unprofessional comments" following Saturday night’s contest.
Gallant was quite critical of the officiating in Saturday’s game, a game that his team lost 5-3 to the London Knights.
“I've been complaining all year,” said the Sea Dogs coach when speaking to the media. “I've been in the Quebec league for three years and I've been complaining for three years about us getting the short end of the stick and I'm tired of it. I really am. Tonight it was again, how does Huberdeau get a penalty at the end of the game for four minutes for roughing? I watched that Gauthier. Just give me a break. I'm not taking anything away from London. They were the better team. But I'm so tired of that. That frustration at the end of the game, I don't want to do that. But I'm tired of it.”
Gallant received a bench minor in the final few minutes of the game after arguing with an official over Jonathan Huberdeau receiving a double minor for roughing. The penalties ended any chance of a Saint John comeback.
Today, the two-time CHL Coach of the Year wasn’t backing down from his comments.
"I don't think I said anything that should get us fined,” he told Yahoo! Sports. “I just said the truth."
Gallant appeared on Sportsnet during the first intermission of Sunday’s London-Shawinigan game but didn’t go to in-depth when discussing officiating.