Cormier, Tam meet in private
MARIO MORISSETTE, QMI Agency
Two hours before a QMJHL game between the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies and the Quebec Remparts yesterday, Patrice Cormier and Mikael Tam met face to face in the office of Remparts' president Claude Rousseau. The meeting lasted only a few minutes.
Cormier refused to comment following the meeting and the Remparts also requested that the team and Tam refrain from commenting.
"The meeting took place behind closed doors between two guys that share a common goal and who play the same sport," said Rousseau, who was not involved in the meeting. "Everything that was discussed will remain private."
Cormier had expressed his wish to meet with Tam over the last two weeks.
"Patrice had tried to (organize) the process and he was the instigator of the meeting," said Huskies head coach and general manager Andre Tourigny. "He had asked to speak with Mikael the day following the incident.
"At the start of the week, the Remparts and Mikael accepted our request. They were first to talk on the phone last Friday, then Tuesday. A scheduling problem on my part prevented (it). But because we were coming to Quebec, it was better that they speak face to face."