Former Sea Dogs defenseman Gabriel Bourret is in some hot water.
According to reports, Bourret, who won the 2011 Memorial Cup with Saint John, was involved in an incident with a fan during the Gatineau Olympiques’ 8-2 loss in Rouyn-Noranda on Saturday night.
According to La Frontiere newspaper in Rouyn-Noranda, a fan at the game has filed a complaint to the Surete du Quebec police alleging that Bourret hit him with his stick.
Reports indicate Bourret threw a water bottle into the stands from the penalty box after being called for a cross-checking penalty.
At that point, a fan approached the 20-year-old, who reportedly swung his stick at the patron between a gap in the protective glass in the penalty box.
Bourret was not ejected from the game for either incident. The league will reportedly hold a hearing on Monday.
Bourret was a sixth-round pick of the Sea Dogs in 2009. He helped the team win a national title in 2011, recording 33 points in 63 regular season games and another three in 19 playoff matches. Saint John traded him to Chicoutimi at the 2011 QMJHL Entry Draft.
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