Jonathan Roy Faces Assault Charges

Daniel ArouchianSenior Analyst IFebruary 5, 2009

Jonathan Roy—Patrick Roy's teenage son—will go on trial for assault in July.

Last March, while Roy was in net for the Quebec Remparts against the Chicoutimi Saguenéens, a fight started between players of both teams.

It happened during the second period, when the Remparts were losing 7-1. During the fight, Roy skated across the ice to the other team's net and began hitting Chicoutimi's goaltender, Robby Nadeau.

Nadeau was not fighting back—he was covering himself the whole time. The pounding lasted for more than 15 seconds.

When he was done with Nadeau, Roy skated away, showing his middle finger on both hands to the crowd at the Georges-Vezina Centre.

For his actions, Roy was suspended for seven games and fined $500. The Quebec Major Junior Hockey League suspended Patrick Roy, head coach of the Quebec Remparts, for five games.

A judge set the date for the trial for July 13th, 2009 in Saguenay, Quebec. The trial is expected to last two days.

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