Saturday, April 27, 2013


Only one game on the schedule and it was featuring Mitchell Theoret (NYI 2011 7th) and his Barrie Colts as they looked to eliminate the Belleville Bulls and advance to the OHL Finals. The Bulls despite being out played and out chanced escaped with a 3-1 win for the 2nd straight night.

Theoret had a secondary assist on the Colts only goal for his 14th point of the playoffs (10-4-14) but the Colts couldn't score more than 1 goal for the 2nd straight night and now will be the underdogs come Monday. The Colts have to be wondering what do they have to do in order to get more than a single goal during a game.

Pretty sure bet that if the Colts can't figure how to score then they will have a long off-season to ponder "what if."

Do they have any black eyes left?

The QMJHL playoff series between the Baie-Comeau Drakkar and the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada has been everything from a soap opera featuring the father and son Matteau, the WWE PPV postgame brawl after game 4 which resulted in 12 players from both teams being suspended along with both coaches and now we bring to you "Offside-gate."

It appears that the overtime winning goal in game 5 may or may not have been offsides.

From the QMJHL:

Video review of offside goals

BOUCHERVILLE, Saturday April 27, 2013 – Following last night’s controversial goal in the game between the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada and Baie-Comeau Drakkar, the commissioner of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, Gilles Courteau, issued the following statement:

“It is unfortunate that the result of a game was determined by an offside goal without the possibility of a video review. It is for that reason that as a League, we are taking the initiative to bring this addition to the Canadian Hockey League. We will therefore formulate a directive, beginning next season, allowing video review for all offside goals. The QMJHL has a very competent and passionate group of officials; because of the fast-paced nature of hockey sometimes things go unnoticed on the ice. It is for this reason that a technological aid will allow officials, during this type of situation, to make adjustments, if necessary, in order to make the right decision.”

For his part, the League’s Director of officiating, Richard Trottier added: “officials are the first to want to review a game to ensure that their decisions are correct. By having the possibility to verify them by video review, we can eliminate such situations which have a direct impact on the outcome of a game.”

The commissioner added that this is not the first time a situation was brought to the CHL; last year, video review was added for goals scored with a high stick and or a hand pass.

“We are always trying to ensure that our officials have the necessary tools so that they can make just and equitable decisions for all our teams,” added the commissioner.

The only thing missing now is the clown car with 43 people exiting the vehicle.

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