Cam Russell says he’s angry. He should be.
On Friday night the general manager of the Halifax Mooseheads saw his star player, Jonathan Drouin, hit from behind during their game against the Quebec Remparts. This wasn’t one of those instances of a player turning at the last second into the boards and leaving himself prone to injury. This was Drouin fighting to gain control of the puck at the boards – his nameplate and number 27 on full display – when he’s hit from behind by Remparts forward Adam Erne.
Erne, a second-round pick of the Lightning, was given a game misconduct for checking from behind. Drouin, like Erne, is a Tampa Bay prospect although he has more cachet as the third overall pick of the Lightning in last June’s NHL entry draft.
The real shock for Russell came on Saturday, when he was told by the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League that there would be no suspension for the hit.
“Yeah, I am angry,” said Russell on Monday morning. “I feel that when I was a kid I was brought up byRead More »from Mooseheads GM Cam Russell still fuming over QMJHL’s decision on hit against Jonathan Drouin