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Patrick Roy staying put with Quebec Remparts after police complaint withdrawn

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Patrick Roy answers question during a news conference at the Colisee Pepsi in Quebec City, on Thursday. (CP/Laetitia Deconinck) Author: The Hockey News

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Patrick Roy staying put with Quebec Remparts after police complaint withdrawn

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The coach and co-owner of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League franchise said Thursday he has been buoyed by support he has received since controversy broke out last week over a shoving match in which he was allegedly involved.

Roy had previously indicated he was contemplating his future with the team in the wake of a complaint filed with police by Pierre Cardinal, a representative of the Chicoutimi Sagueneens, after a game between the two teams.

Cardinal announced Thursday he is dropping legal proceedings against Roy.

"I was really shaky and certainly it put in jeopardy the future of what I was doing," Roy told a news conference in Quebec City just after news broke of the complaint being withdrawn.

"I was extremely disappointed in a lot of things. When I started receiving phone calls and seeing the support I had, it made me realize there are a lot of people who appreciate what I am doing.

"And the reason why I was involved in junior came up on top and that's what I wanted to see."

Cardinal said he and his family had also been shaken by the event.

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Patrick Roy staying put with Quebec Remparts after police complaint withdrawn