The Colorado Avalanche Hockey team is in the news this week for two very different reasons. The good news is that new center Nathan MacKinnon made his NHL debut on Wednesday, October 2nd, at the Pepsi Center in Denver. The bad news is that Head Coach Patrick Roy got a little upset after the game.
The 18-year-old rookie hit the ice against the Anaheim Ducks. He’s already made a name for himself while playing for the Halifax Mooseheads in the Quebec Major Junior League. He was also named Memorial Cup MVP last year. The Avalanche is looking to him to make some major plays and possibly help bring home the Stanley Cup.
At the same game, Patrick Roy got a little heated…to say the least. The Avalanche firmly routed the Ducks with a 6-1 win. After a hit on MacKinnon by Anaheim’s Ben Lovejoy, Roy got into a screaming match with the Duck’s head coach Bruce Boudreau, which included knocking over a glass partition between the benches.
Roy received a game misconduct, and the NHL fined him $10,000. Roy was always known as a fiery player, and now he’s a fiery head coach.
Don’t miss another minute of the action. Get your tickets today. Maybe you’ll be there for the next Roy verbal war.