Junior hockey player appears to hit fan with his stick (VIDEO)

Feb 10 2023, 7:37 pm

A bizarre video of Halifax Mooseheads player and Nashville Predators prospect Zachary L’Heureux has surfaced.

Footage acquired and shared by journalist Yanick St. Denis appears to show the 19-year-old spearing a fan with his hockey stick during a Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) game as his team heads toward the dressing room after a shootout loss.

In the video, L’Heureux appears to pass his stick through the boards and hit fans with it multiple times. A referee skates over to him before to clip ends.

Upon sharing the video to social media, St. Denis sent out another tweet claiming that “the QMJHL said they had no video that showed the incident.’

The journalist says the footage was not difficult to obtain. “I made a simple call to get this. I confirm that the league has these images in hand now.”

Shortly afterwards, the league published the following statement on Friday afternoon:

“After receiving new video evidence, the QMJHL Director of Player Safety, Éric Chouinard, has suspended Halifax Mooseheads forward Zachary L’Heureux indefinitely for incidents that occurred after Wednesday’s game in Gatineau. The disciplinary committee will review the evidence over the weekend and announce their decision at a later date.”

The Halifax Mooseheads are set to play the Drummondville Voltigeurs on Friday evening without L’Heureux in the lineup.

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