Patrick Roy's Son Pleads Not Guilty To Assault

By: AP
By: AP

The son of Hall of Fame goaltender and former Colorado Avalanche player Patrick Roy (wah) has pleaded not guilty to assault for his attack on a player during a game in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.

Jonathan Roy's lawyer entered the plea yesterday and asked to get more evidence in a case that has been put off until November 10th.

Roy was not in court. He faces a maximum fine of $2,000 or up to six months in prison.

Roy, a goalie with the Quebec Remparts, skated the length of the ice and attacked goalie Bobby Nadeau in a playoff game against the Chicoutimi Sagueneens on March 22nd. Nadeau says he didn't retaliate because his coach told him never to fight.

The case has prompted some Quebec politicians to call for a fighting ban.

The league has not gone that far but has introduced stiffer penalties.


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