Cops consider charging Cormier
MARIO MORISSETTE, QMI AGENCY
QUEBEC CITY -- Rouyn-Noranda Huskies forward Patrice Cormier may face criminal charges for the vicious blow to the head he dealt defenceman Mikael Tam of the Quebec Remparts in a QMJHL game on Sunday.
Tam lay on the ice convulsing. He was rushed to the Rouyn-Noranda hospital where he was treated for head injuries.
With the seriousness of his injuries, his state of unconsciousness and the strain to his neck, he was put under the care of the head of the Trauma Centre at Montreal's McGill University.
Remparts owner and coach, Patrick Roy, filed a complaint with the police.
"An investigation is currently underway to determine whether charges will be laid," said Marie-Josee Ouellet, a spokesperson from the Surete du Quebec, "The file will be transferred to the Crown who will decide whether criminal charges will be laid against the Huskies' player."