The QMJHL turns around and suspends L’Heureux
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Now having video proof of the unacceptable act that Zachary L'Heureux committed against a Gatineau Olympiques fan, the Courteau circuit has announced that it has suspended the Quebec forward indefinitely.
The Director of Player Safety for the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL), Éric Chouinard, made the announcement in a press release. The Disciplinary Committee will make a decision on the extent of the sanction after the weekend.
In a video obtained by station 104.7 FM, we can clearly see L'Heureux hitting a fan who was in the stands with his stick, after his team lost 3 to 2 on Wednesday in Gatineau.
Scoop: I got a video that shows Zachary L'Heureux (@HFXMooseheads) playing his stick between the door and the boards and he seems to be trying to hit supporters. @OlympiquesGAT @LHJMQ pic.twitter.com/AHOG7Z21uh
— Yanick St-Denis (@StDenis1047) February 10, 2023
The next day, a mother denounced the actions of the center player of the Halifax Mooseheads. The QMJHL had however decided by deciding not to crack down on the hope of the Nashville Predators, since it did not have “video evidence and impartial witnesses”.
In the absence of video evidence and impartial witnesses, the #QMJHL will not impose disciplinary sanctions following the yesterday's game between the @OlympiquesGAT and the @HFXMooseheads.
— Maxime Blouin (@max_blouin) February 9, 2023
This is not the first time that L'Heureux and his fiery character have acted up. He has been suspended for 27 games in the past 27 months, having been reprimanded by the league eight times.
This season, the 27th overall selection in the 2021 National Hockey League Draft has registered 18 goals and 37 points in 24 duels.