Former Sea Dogs defenseman Gabriel Bourret has been suspended two games by the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League for an incident with a fan this past Saturday in Rouyn-Noranda.
Here’s the release from the league:
The Director of Player Safety of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, Raymond Bolduc, today suspended Gabriel Bourret of the Gatineau Olympiques for 2 games. The suspension was handed out following an unsportsmanlike conduct at the penalty box during the February 23 game.
The Director of Player Safety took this decision after watching the video of the incident, considered the various reports, spoken to the organizations involved and consulted with his senior advisor, Sébastien Bordeleau.
The Quebec Major Junior Hockey League will not be available for further comment.
Bourret, while in the penalty box, reportedly threw a water bottle into the stands and hit a fan with his stick. The fan involved also reportedly filed a complaint to police about the incident. The Ottawa Citizen has more on that.
The 20-year old d-man has five goals and 27 assists in 57 games with the Olympiques this year. He played 37 games with Saint John in 2009-10 and 63 in 2010-11, helping the Sea Dogs win the Memorial Cup.
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