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via the CP at News 880,
The son of NHL hockey legend Patrick Roy has pleaded guilty to assault over an infamous on-ice beating.
Roy was standing behind the bench when his son, Jonathan, skated across the rink in a Quebec major-junior game last year to pummel an opposing goalie.
That beating prompted a national debate over violence in hockey, which even Prime Minister Stephen Harper waded into.
Jonathan Roy pleaded guilty today in a Quebec court in Saguenay, Que., and offered a $5,000 cheque to charity.
His lawyer is requesting an absolute discharge.
added 10:20am, In case you haven’t watched the video of the assult, check it out below…
From Canwest News via the National Post:
The son of former Montreal Canadiens goaltender Patrick Roy, Jonathan, will be tried on July 13 in connection with a nasty hockey brawl last year.
Roy, a goalie for the Quebec Remparts of the QMJHL, was charged with assault after an on-ice fight last March and has pleaded not guilty.
From Les Perreaux in the Globe & Mail,
The son of hockey legend Patrick Roy has been charged with assault for his part in an infamous hockey brawl last season.
Saguenay, Que., police confirmed a single charge of assault was laid against Jonathan Roy this morning in Quebec court.
The younger Roy, a goaltender for the Quebec Remparts, is the only player or coach charged in the incident March 22 when he stormed across the ice to pound on the opposing goaltender, Bobby Nadeau.
Well, at least he’s still got that music career…
From Jeff Marek at CBC,
Well, by now we’ve all seen the video of Patrick Roy’s son Jonathan attacking Chicoutimi netminder Bobby Nadeau. If you haven’t seen the clip yet, have a look. QMJHL commissioner Gilles Courteau will rule on the incident sometime Tuesday.
We all have our opinion on the incident itself. It appears that Patrick Roy motioned to his son to skate down the ice and attack the other goalie, who wanted no part of the encounter as is evidenced by the video.
I can never condone that.
more… plus Marek’s thoughts on Patrick Roy’s future as an NHL coach, perhaps of the Avalanche