Thursday, April 25, 2013

Tesink Suspended Two Games

The Quebec Major Junior Hockey League has announced the suspensions and fines for last night’s post-game brawl between the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada and the Baie-Comeau Drakkar.

As fate would have it, former Sea Dogs forward Ryan Tesink received one of the harshest suspensions – two games. He’ll miss both Game 5 and 6 of this series, meaning there is a chance his junior career may have ended on Wednesday.

The St. Louis Blues prospect has one goal in four playoff games this year.

Here is the full list of suspensions and fines from a QMJHL press release:

Ryan Tesink, 2 game suspension,
Aaron Hoyles 1 game suspension,
Étienne Marcoux 1 game suspension,
Guillaume Decelles 1 game suspension,
Yassin Cissé 1 game suspension. 
Jérémie Gregoire 1 game suspension,
Bokondji Imama 2 game suspension,
Gabriel Verpaelst 1 game suspension,
Philippe Cadorette 1 game suspension,
Francis Desrosiers 1 game suspension,
Alec Jon Banville 1 game suspension,
Alexandre Ranger 1 game suspension. 
Moreover, the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada forward, Cédric Paquette, is fined $1 000 for his inappropriate behaviour at the end of the game. 
Each of the organizations is fined $5 000 and the head coaches, Eric Veilleux and Jean-François Houle are suspended for the next 2 games.

So, like, nobody is playing in tomorrow’s Game 5. Also, all four goaltenders have been suspended.

This brawl has gotten national attention so it’s good to see the league announce suspensions quickly for once. You have to think the sanctions would have been worse if this didn’t happen during a semi-final playoff series.

The best-of-seven series is tied 2-2 heading into Game 5 tomorrow night in Baie-Comeau.


  1. How do they play if all the goalies are suspended? Does someone else server the suspension, or do they need to call up someone?