Maxim Lapierre has been given a four-game suspension for his dangerous hit-from-behind on San Jose player Scott Nichol. It will cost Max about $14,000 for this.
I’m not happy with what he did. It was dangerous, very dangerous. Pushing Nichol into the boards could have led to something tragic.
I was at a Junior A BCHL game in Powell River a decade ago when Nanaimo’s Aaron Moser crashed head-first into the boards and he broke his neck and is paralyzed from the waist down for the rest of his life.
Max didn’t need to do this and I hope he won’t again.