Hockey

Patrick Roy's son suspended 15 games by QMJHL

Another son of former Montreal Canadiens goalie Patrick Roy has been suspended for his on-ice behaviour.

Another son of former Montreal Canadiens goalie Patrick Roy has been suspended for his on-ice behaviour.

The Quebec Major Junior Hockey League announced Monday that it has suspended Quebec Remparts forward Frederick Roy 15 games for a high-sticking offence.

The suspension is in response to an incident that occurred during last Friday's game against the Montreal Juniors in which Roy crossed-checked defenceman Vincent Bourgeois in the face during a stoppage in play.

The league made the decision after reviewing a video of the incident and interviewing all the parties involved.

Roy's suspension comes eight months after his brother Jonathan was suspended for seven games by the QMJHL for participating in an on-ice fight.

Jonathan, a goaltender with the Remparts, attacked the Chicoutimi Sagueneens goaltender during a game. He skated the length of the ice during a brawl between the two teams and bowled over Bobby Nadeau before hitting him repeatedly. He then made an obscene gesture to Chicoutimi's fans.

Patrick Roy, the Remparts' coach, was suspended for five games for encouraging his son during that fight.

Jonathan is facing criminal charges for his actions, and the incident prompted Quebec's sports minister to create a committee to address the issue of gratuitous violence in hockey.

With files from Canadian Press