Patrice Cormier Sends Opponent Into Convulsions with Dirty Hit

A reader sent us this hit from a QMJHL (Quebec Major Junior Hockey League) game that happened on Sunday. Maybe it's the angle or the low quality footage, but at first the shot doesn't look that bad. Obviously no one wants to get hit in the face with an elbow by someone who has a full head of steam, but you know it's serious when the video hits the 12-second mark and Quebec Remparts defenceman Mikael Tam is convulsing on the ice. (Warning: The video is disturbing.)
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↵TSN.ca reports Remparts head coach Patrick Roy filed a complaint with Quebec Provincial Police. Also, in a bit of a no-brainer, Cormier will face discipline from the QMJHL. Cormier is the captain of Team Canada's world junior team. ↵

↵As for Tam's condition, the Canadian Press reported he was taken to the hospital after suffering brain trauma and possibly a broken jaw. He was in stable condition. ↵

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↵Cormier was in the news back in December for a shot he put on Sweden's Anton Rodin where he used, as the announcers said, "a lot of elbow" on Rodin's nose as he headed to the bench. ↵

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↵(Thanks to HockeyWebCast for the e-mail.)↵

This post originally appeared on the Sporting Blog. For more, see The Sporting Blog Archives.

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