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1967 Roger Poitras Suspended For Life

Roger Poitras, one of the characters that marked Junior hockey during the transition period from full NHL sponsorship to no NHL sponsorship was suspended for life in December 1967.

http://news.google.com/newspapers?id...7278%2C2497391

Never met a rule that he didn't break, including an almost habitual use of ineligible players. See linkbelow:

http://news.google.com/newspapers?id...4766%2C4141299

Problem wasn't only Roger Poitras but the league which circumvented the ruling by making all league teams eligible for the playoffs.


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Wow. Thats a pretty heavy-duty punishment. Uses ineligible players, goes psycho apparently on a Ref while filling in for his Coach. What was the upshot of his Appeal? Did he get re-instated or sell the club & move on?...

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Life in hockey is not for very long. Decisions in hockey, especially the CAHA are overturned regularly. Roger Poitras was back in hockey fairly soon, eventually working his way into the Canadiens organization. There with the help of technology as it was in the seventies he contributed to the circus that visited the QMJHL at times:

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Man that is just brutal. So this no class Poitras gets himself not only reinstated but secures a position with the Jr.Habs as GM, then goes psycho again 10yrs later, storming the officials room, causing all kinds of problems that results in the mass dismissal of off-ice officials who in all cases are there out of a love for the game, many of multi-generational hockey families. Thats just crazy. What a menace this guy was. And Caron calls him "intense"? Id call that Head Case material, forget intense. Anger management required. Why would Montreal employ someone like that?

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Man that is just brutal. So this no class Poitras gets himself not only reinstated but secures a position with the Jr.Habs as GM, then goes psycho again 10yrs later, storming the officials room, causing all kinds of problems that results in the mass dismissal of off-ice officials who in all cases are there out of a love for the game, many of multi-generational hockey families. Thats just crazy. What a menace this guy was. And Caron calls him "intense"? Id call that Head Case material, forget intense. Anger management required. Why would Montreal employ someone like that?
The off ice officials were reinstated right after the story appeared. Most of them went on to work at NHL games in similar capacities.

The QMJHL, like the old MMJHL had a number of dubious operators and hockey people. The cold war mentality that each side needed missiles prevailed.

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Ya, that was certainly the mindset of the 70's at the Junior level, elite amateur in a lot of cases as well thanks to Shero & the Flyers, an awful lot of organizations following suit. Was a pretty crazy era. Some serious talent displaced by larger & or more willing to fight types, less mobile. Sounds like this Poitras guy of that school by design and naturally. Shouldve found himself a gig in the low minors somewhere, if still breathing with the LNAH.

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