Lovell tweeted this photo of his swollen jaw following surgery (Twitter)Whatever the Moncton Wildcats' Ross Johnston meant to do with his stick when he broke the Halifax Mooseheads' Brian Lovell's jaw on Saturday, he wasn't in control of it.
Was this intentional or incidental? It happened so fast that none of the four on-ice officials in the game between QMJHL Maritimes Division rivals called a penalty, but the Mooseheads video crew caught it and the clip went viral. After bumping along the boards at the Halifax Metro Centre, the tip of the 19-year-old Johnston's stickblade appeared to get caught between the plexiglass and one of the steel dividers. As Lovell rose from the ice, Johnston yanked his stick loose and his follow-through swing connected with the Mooseheads defenceman's jaw.
Johnston has been suspended indefinitely.
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