This fight took place in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. The combatants are Rimouski Oceanic’s Samuel Morin and Kurt Etchegary of the Québec Remparts. Morin is 16-year-old and stands 6-foot-5. Etchegary is 17 and a shade under 6-feet tall. If that sounds like a mismatch, it was. Morin drops Etchegary with one of the most brutal knockouts you’ll ever see in a hockey fight. Etchegary is tended to by the training staff before being helped off the ice by two teammates. Etchegary suffered a concussion.
Ramparts coach and general manager and NHL Hall of Famer, Patrick Roy, said that this should have been avoided. In an article from L’Vantage makes a case against fighting in junior hockey. Roy said that you can’t try to eliminate blows to the head while still allowing fighting.
You may remember a couple years ago when Roy’s son, Jonathan was charged with assault following a hockey fight that saw him attack an unwilling opponent.