Ryan Tesink’s Quebec Major Junior Hockey League career could be over.
The 20-year old forward was suspended five games by the QMJHL today for a hit from behind on Adam Holwell of the Moncton Wildcats on Thursday. The Armada lost the game 3-2 but lead the series 3-2 heading into Game 6 on home ice tomorrow.
The above video of the hit has over 6,000 views on YouTube and a Yahoo Sports article has almost 40 comments on the situation.
Tesink is tied for the Armada playoff scoring lead with four goals and three assists for seven points in the five games. It’s a big loss for Blainville-Boisbriand as Danick Martel, who had five goals in this series, suffered a broken collar bone on Thursday, according to the Times & Trancript.
Tesink and Martel have combined to score nine of the Armada’s 18 goals in this series. This could be trouble, especially with the Wildcats already winning a game on enemy ice.