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’Ooh la la la la’: Ref cops low blow

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DURING a Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) game on Feb. 11, the brother of a player penalised for roughing went and roughed the referee who called the penalty — by tossing a can of beer at him from the stands.

It happened during the second period at the Centre of Excellence Sports Rousseau in Boisbriand, Quebec, when Alexandre Perron, the 29-year-old brother of Francis Perron of the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies, chucked a “nearly full” beer can at referee Dominic Bedard, according to Le Journal De Montreal. Check out the ugly scene in the video:

FAN THROWS A BEER AT REFEREE, HITS HIM IN THE NUTS

Referee Dominic Bedard took a beer can to the nuts a few nights ago after giving Francis Perron a penalty in the QMJHL. Perron’s 29-year-old brother who was in the stands watching the game threw a beer at the ref and it hit him square in the nether regions. He was later arrested and could be charged with assault with a weapon. (H/T: RDS/Reddit/TVASports)

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The can nailed Bedard exactly where it hurts. He was shaken and needed a break to let the pain run its course (you know the kind, fellas) but managed to return to the game.

Alexandre Perron was removed from the game, arrested, and faces possible assault and other criminal charges when he goes before a judge May 10.



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NHL 2020: Draft lottery, New York Rangers, Alexis Lafreniere

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There might not be a frozen envelope involved, but conspiracy theories abounded after the Rangers won the NHL Draft lottery Monday night and with it the right to select consensus top pick, heralded Canadian left winger Alexis Lafreniere.

The Rangers and the seven other teams eliminated from the NHL playoff qualifying round this past week were entered into a live televised lottery for the top pick in October’s draft, held pingpong-ball style.

Normally the NHL conducts its lottery process behind closed doors and reveals the results afterward, as was the case during the first phase of the lottery in June, when it was determined that the top pick would be awarded to a team involved in the league’s restart.

With commissioner Gary Bettman looking on, an unidentified and masked NHL employee was to remove each ball from an attache case, show it to Bettman who verified the logo, and then place it into the lottery machine.



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NHL news: Seattle Kraken, reaction, Washington name

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Owners of the National Hockey League’s Seattle expansion team unveiled Kraken as the club’s nickname on Thursday, the mythical sea beast having been a fan favourite in marketing polls.

The NHL’s 32nd team, set to take the ice in the 2021-22 season, will feature dark and light blue colours and an S-shaped logo that pays tribute to the 1917 Stanley Cup champion Seattle Metropolitans but adds a red eye and tentacle.

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And while most seemed to get behind Kraken, Michael Wilbon and Tony Kornheiser unleashed on Pardon The Interruption.

“My instant thought was this is the dumbest thing I’ve ever heard,” Wilbon said. “And I started just running through all the nicknames of all the teams in the NHL, NBA, MLB, and NFL, and this is the worst.



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Colby Cave dead at 25: NHL, Oilers star suffered brain bleed

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Edmonton Oilers forward Colby Cave died Saturday morning, days after undergoing emergency surgery for a brain bleed, his family announced.

He was 25.

“It is with great sadness to share the news that our Colby Cave passed away early this morning,” Cave’s family said in a statement.

“I (wife Emily) and both our families are in shock but know our Colby was loved dearly by us, his family and friends, the entire hockey community, and many more. We thank everyone for their prayers during this difficult time.”

On Tuesday, Cave had emergency surgery to remove a colloid cyst that was causing pressure on his brain.

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