Charles-Edward Gravel of the Baie-Comeau Drakkar trips Jacob Newcombe of the Cape Breton Eagles
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Goaltender gets tossed for trip that sends player into boards

Published May 1, 2024 at 9:37

A playoff game in the QMJHL saw a goaltender get a major penalty and booted from the game for a trip that sent a player into the boards head first

Game misconducts for goaltenders isn't a common thing in the higher leagues, but this one was definitely earned. Netminder Charles-Edward Gravel of the Baie-Comeau Drakkar sent Jacob Newcombe crashing head first into the boards in a Quebec Major Junior Hockey League playoff game, leading to a five-minute major.

In the video, you can see Gravel put his stick in the legs of Newcombe as he was racing towards the puck behind the net. Newcombe went awkwardly into the boards head first. Newcombe, likely filled with adrenaline, got up quickly and slashed Gravel in retaliation. Newcombe was later taken to hospital.

"This is the trip that is causing a lot controversy here in Game 4 as Eagles forward Jacob Newcombe goes crashing into the boards on the rush off the Charles-Edward Gravel major penalty. Early report Jacob Newcombe at the hospital with an upper body injury and his status for Game 5 is unclear."

According to reports, Gravel was removed from the game as well as getting a five-minute major.

"Charles-Edward Gravel has been tossed for a five minute major for tripping on Jacob Newcombe. #qmjhl #lhjmq"

Drakkar won the game to take a commanding 3-1 lead in the QMJHL playoffs series.
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