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Jonathan Roy pleads not guilty to assault in QMJHL fight last March

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SAGUENAY, Que. - Patrick Roy's son has pleaded not guilty to assault following his attack on a fellow Quebec Major Junior Hockey League goaltender.

Jonathan Roy of the Quebec Remparts was not in court in Saguenay, Que., Tuesday as his lawyer entered the plea on his behalf.

Lawyer Jean-Louis Lemay has asked to get more evidence and the case has been put off until Nov. 10.

Roy, who faces a maximum fine of $2,000 or up to six months in prison, skated the length of the ice and attacked Bobby Nadeau in a playoff game against the Chicoutimi Sagueneens last March 22.

Nadeau, who now plays for the P.E.I. Rocket, says he didn't retaliate because his coach had told him never to fight.

Although the incident prompted some Quebec politicians to call for a fighting ban, the league has not gone that far but has introduced stiffer penalties.

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