In what appears to be a tragic incident during a LNAH (Ligue Nord-Américaine de Hockey — Quebec league & it’s notorious) game, a referee was drilled by Hubert Poulin of the St. Georges Cool 103.5 FM with a couple of vicious punches that left him laying on the ice Sunday during a playoff game — at the 0:03 mark of the 1st period — at the Colisée Cardin in Sorel-Tracy, Quebec where fans were left stunned at what they had just seen.
The video seems to show a confused Poulin, with his jersey obstructing his view, thinking he’s still fighting David Lacroix and throwing wild punches at the linesman. He was hit with an aggression towards an official penalty and what you can assume will be a suspension for the remainder of the playoffs. This being the LNAH, what is known as one of the most insane fighting hockey leagues in hockey, Poulin — playing in his 10th LNAH season — might not get a ban over this. Look, I don’t keep track of too much LNAH action, but I know enough about the LNAH to know it’s the wild west of hockey.
The Sorel-Tracy Hawks won the game 5-1 and appear to have taken a 3-0 lead in the series. Everything is in French and doesn’t translate very well. Maybe someone out there knows a little more about what’s going on with the series. Not that it matters when the ref is knocked out.
Un combat qui tourne très mal dans la LNAH. Hubert Poulin du Cool FM de St-Georges-de-Beauce assomme un arbitre lors d'un combat.
Le chandail semble avoir bloqué sa vue, mais le résultat est affreux. pic.twitter.com/SCrHbZIW24
— Nicolas Ducharme (@NicolasDucharme) April 8, 2019
According to Poulin’s Facebook page, he’s a tattoo artist off the ice. The guy appears to enjoy a good fight now and then, especially in the playoffs.