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By The Canadian Press
RIVIERE-DU-LOUP, Que. — A teenage hockey player from Quebec has been suspended for the rest of the season after using his stick to attack a referee in the neck area.
The incident occurred Nov. 23 in Riviere-du-Loup, northeast of Quebec City.
A disciplinary committee met with the teenager this week and handed down the suspension immediately.
“For us it’s obviously a severe sanction but there have been precedents,” Eric Turcotte, director of operations at Hockey Quebec-Chaudiere-Appalaches, said in an interview.