Patrick Roy fined by QMJHL for comments about rival GM

The Canadian Press
4/20/2011 4:35:46 PM
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BOUCHERVILLE, Que. -- Patrick Roy has been fined by the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League for being overly critical of a rival GM.

The league slapped Quebec Remparts head coach and GM with a $2,000 fine Wednesday for making "inappropriate remarks." Roy told reporters in Quebec City on Saturday that Shawinigan Cataractes GM Martin Mondou "has a brain the size of a pea."

The remarks were made after Mondou called for tighter security at the Pepsi Colisee after his players were showered with beer and other debris by fans when leaving the ice at the end of a game. Mondou said the Remparts' home rink was dangerous.

Roy said the Colisee has the best behaved fans in the league and that no one ever complained before about security.

He also made reference to the league slapping Mondou with a fine last week, also for making inappropriate remarks. Mondou had suggested the Saint John Sea Dogs were not picked as host team for the 2012 Memorial Cup because they had embarrassed commissioner Gilles Courteau by manipulating the 2009 draft.

The Remparts defeated Shawinigan in seven games in a second-round playoff series, taking the final game 9-2 on Tuesday night. The Remparts led the series 3-1 before Shawinigan stormed back.

Patrick Roy (Photo: Brian Bahr/Getty Images)


(Photo: Brian Bahr/Getty Images)
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