Quebec Remparts goalie Jonathan Roy, son of former NHL great Patrick Roy, attends a news conference in Quebec City, in this file photo taken Monday, March 24, 2008. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Clement Allard
SAGUENAY, Que. - Jonathan Roy, the son of NHL Hall of Fame member Patrick Roy, will face trial in July on an assault charge.
Jean Asselin, Jonathan Roy's new lawyer, says his client intends to fight the allegations stemming from a brawl during a Quebec Major Junior Hockey League game last March.
The Quebec Remparts goalie could be sentenced to six months in jail if convicted of pounding Bobby Nadeau, who was playing at the time for the Chicoutimi Sagueneens.
Roy was suspended for seven games by the QMJHL for participating in an on-ice fight.
Patrick Roy, the Remparts' coach, was suspended for five games for apparently encouraging his son during the fight.