Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Like Father Like Son

Jonathan Roy is the son of former NHL Goaltender, long time Montreal Canadian and well-known fighter Patrick Roy (pronounced WAH...don't even ask!). Jonathan, 19, is the backup goalie for the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League's Quebec Renhears, a team coached by his father. In a first round playoff game on Saturday, a brawl began in the 2nd period. Roy skated across the ice and challenged the opposing goalie, who had no interest in fighting. After breaking loose from the referees several times, Roy skated back over and ripped off the other goalie's mask before pummeling him in the face numerous times with both fists. Roy then got into an altercation with a defenseman on the opposing team. Roy received a minor, 2 majors and 2 game misconducts and was suspended for 7 games (Coach Patrick Roy received a 5 game suspension). A total of 120 penalty minutes were handed out. The most amusing part about this whole terrific story is that father Patrick was encouraging this from the bench while Jonathan skated off the ice he flipped not one, but TWO BIRDS to the crowd! You can't make this stuff up.

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