Friday, January 26, 2007

Patrick stays the course

The rock em, sock road trip controversy has ended on a happy note for Patrick Roy. The Quebec Remparts co owner and coach, has decided to stay with the franchise, saying that he was touched by the outpouring of support he received after last weeks incident in the Saguenay.

Roy was involved in a ugly incident in the parking lot of the George Vezina Centre last week, when his Remparts tried to leave the arena after a hotly contested game with the Chicoutimi squad.

At the time, the incident it was alleged that Roy got into a shoving match with the owner of the Chicoutimi team, a bit of physical activity that resulted in a police investigation. That investigation ended today when the complaint was withdrawn by Pierre Cardinal of the Chicoutimi Sagueneens. Roy never publicly gave his side of the story and now that the issue seems to have been defused, he has no intentions of talking about it again.

The league for its part has pledge to increase security at all rinks, but no doubt will place extra attention on the Chicoutimi rink which has been the scene of more than one controversial event over the last few years. Chicoutimi's reputation is beginning to get tarnished with all the foolishness of the last few years.

The Quebec league is no doubt hoping that they can be on their best behaviour in the Saguenay for the remainder of the season.

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