QMJHL fines Rimouski after Alexis Lafrenière penalty for abuse of official

Rimouski Oceanic winger Alexis Lafreniere. (Vincent L. Rousseau)

The Rimouski Océanic have been fined $1,000 following an incident involving forward and top NHL draft prospect Alexis Lafrenière for his actions during a brawl in Sunday’s game against the Shawinigan Cataractes.

The melee occurred late in the second period of a 6-4 Océanic win. In the aftermath, Lafrenière was given a game misconduct for abuse of an official and a two-minute penalty for cross-checking.

On Wednesday, the QMJHL announced the team would be fined for Lafrenière’s actions, which led to abuse of an official and inappropriate language to an opponent infractions, both of which cost $500.

The 18-year-old had two goals and an assist in Sunday’s game before his misconduct. He now has a league-leading 51 points in 23 games.

Lafrenière wasn’t the only player to receive supplemental discipline after the game. His teammate, Frédéryck Janvier, as well as the Cataractes’ Mikael Robidoux and Leon Denny, were all suspended.


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