Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

 

Philippe Hudon suspended for 4 games

Photi Sotiropoulos

 

The Director of player safety of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, Raymond Bolduc today suspended Philippe Hudon of the Victoriaville Tigres for 4 games. The suspension was handed out following an incident that occurred on October 25, against the Drummondville Voltigeurs.

Here is the rational that led to the decision:

The Drummondville defenseman directed the puck along the boards to exit the zone.

The opponent at the face off level, along the boards, turned towards them and directed the puck to the neutral zone.

The player at fault:
- Being in front of the opposing net, he took 3 to 4 stides, accelerated and glided a little before hitting his opponent.

- He propelled himself upwards and his two skates were at least a foot above the ice on impact.

His opponent was in a vulnerable position, hunched forward and facing the boards.

Even though the player at fault hit his opponent on an angle, he made no effort to minimize the impact. On the contrary, he finished his check with three quarters of his force on his opponent’s back and also hit him on the head.

The opponent only suffered a minor injury on the play.

This was not the first offense for the player at fault.

The act was violent and dangerous.

The Director of Player Safety took this decision after having viewed videos of the incident, considered the officials report, spoken to the players and organizations involved and after consulting the Advisory Committee for disciplinary action.

 

 
 

Schedule & Results

October 23 / 2014

 
BAC
5
4
CAP
Final SO
 
 
 
VDO
3
5
SHE
Final
 
 

October 24 / 2014

 
QUE
VS
BAT
06:30 PM ET
 
 
 
 
VDO
VS
BLB
07:00 PM ET
 
 
 
 
HAL
VS
GAT
 
 
ROU
VS
RIM
 

October 25 / 2014

 
HAL
VS
BLB
04:00 PM ET
 
 
GAT
VS
SHA
04:00 PM ET
 
 
VIC
VS
CHI
 
 
BAC
VS
SNB
06:00 PM ET
 
 
QUE
VS
CHA
06:30 PM ET
 
 
 
 

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