NHL goaltending legend and Quebec junior hockey head coach Patrick Roy sent his kid, Quebec Remparts goalie Jonathan Roy, on a goon mission when their team was getting blown out last night.
Jonathan skated the length of the ice to fight the opposing goalie, who wasn’t really looking for action.
With the Remparts trailing 7-1 near the end of the second period of their playoff game on Saturday, players on both sides began to brawl. The younger Roy skated towards Chicoutimi netminder Bobby Nadeau, but was held back by two on-ice officials.
According to reports, it was at that point that father Patrick told his son to go after Nadeau. Jonathan Roy skated towards the opposing netminder and landed a series of punches without any retaliation, then saluted the opposing fans before starting another fight with defenceman Sebastien Rioux.
Chicoutimi won the game 10-1, evening up the best-of-seven series at a game apiece.
There were almost two hours’ worth of penalty minutes in the game, and the elder Roy’s Quebec team went through three goalies during the contest.
Fights are always big fun in hockey, and occasionally big news, but I’m still not sure this “fight” was more significant than this.
UPDATE: The video! Thanks, BALLHYPE!