Roy's other kid in trouble

JOANIE GODIN, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 9:43 AM ET

MONREAL -- After hitting an opponent in the face last Friday at a game in Quebec, Frederick Roy, the son of legendary NHLer Patrick Roy, is facing a 15-game suspension and outrage from the other player's family.

Roy, who plays for the Quebec Remparts, viciously cross-checked Montreal Juniors player Vincent Bourgeois during a stoppage in play in Verdun.

Bourgeois' father, Andre, a lawyer and a minor hockey volunteer for the past 20 years, said he considers Roy's actions unacceptable.

"If it was my child who had done something like that, he would never play hockey again," he said. "Vincent was lucky. If the hit had been a bit higher or lower, it could have been fatal. I don't even want to think about it."

But Andre Bourgeois said he was not considering legal action against Roy.

"I don't want to go that way," said the father. "We're positive people and we want to build on the positive (aspect). Above all I want to stop acts like this because hockey is a beautiful sport."

Roy's penalty will be longest yet served under the new disciplinary rules put in place by the QMJHL last September.

SWOLLEN LIP

Vincent Bourgeois woke up with a very swollen lip on Saturday and said he was lucky he had his mouthguard in or he could have lost some teeth.

The Montreal Juniors defenceman, who used to play for the Remparts, said this kind of action hurts hockey's image. The 18-year-old, who's played a few games with Roy before, said he doesn't understand Roy's actions.

"I ask myself questions, but I don't think I'll ever get an answer," said Bourgeois. "It's a reckless act. I hope he'll understand that it was inappropriate and disrespectful."

Last spring, Patrick Roy's other son, Jonathan, got a seven-game suspension for attacking Chicoutimi Sagueneens' Bobby Nadeau. Nadeau offered no resistance and footage from the attack was widely broadcast.


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