Armada forward Ryan Tesink (Ghyslain Bergeron, The Canadian Press)Getting ejected from his final junior game in his native New Brunswick is likely not the way Ryan Tesink intended to come full circle, but it happened.
The Blainville-Boisbriand Armada centre has been one of the chippier and probably one of the more determined players in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League over the past four years, repeatedly coming back from injuries to be a contributor to winning teams. However, the Armada, who are up 3-2 on the Moncton Wildcats in their best-of-7 first-round series with Game 6 (and 7, if necessary) slated for its home ice at the Centre d'excellence Sports Rousseau, might have to do it without the centre.
On Thursday, Tesink got a major and game misconduct after a brutal, gratuitous check from behind that injured the Wildcats' rookie defenceman Adam Holwell. It did not appear that Holwell did anything to turn into the illegal contact, and Tesink should have had a good view of his opponent's back. Granted, applying the concept of 'if you can see the numbers, lay off' is hard to apply at game speed.Read More »from Blainville-Boisbriand Armada’s Ryan Tesink ejected for check from behind in QMJHL playoffs (VIDEO)