The disciplinary prefect of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, Raymond Bolduc, suspended today the Acadie-Bathurst defenseman, Jérémie Fraser, for 3 additional games to the automatic suspension for a total of 4 games. The suspension was handed out following an incident that occurred on February 26th versus the Baie-Comeau Drakkar.
Here is the rationale that led to the decision:
The player at fault:
Shot the puck at the opponent’s zone.
Pursued his opponent in a fore-check position.
Pushed his opponent’s back at the red goal line level.
Was at his first offence
Lost his balance and hit the boards with force.
Couldn’t protect himself
Was injured on the play
The decision was rendered after reviewing the videotape of the incident, gathering the testimonies from the players and the organizations involved, reading the officials’ report and consulting the independent committee in the matter of disciplinary sanctions.
The video of the event will be available shortly.
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