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QMJHL slaps Olympiques coach Groulx with two-game suspension for bench incident

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BOUCHERVILLE, Que. - Gatineau Olympiques coach Benoit Groulx was suspended for the final two games of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League regular season on Friday for his tirade against officials at the team bench.

The league also fined the Olympiques $1,000 for what it said was Groulx's 'inappropriate behaviour.''

Groulx was ejected before the start of the second period of a 10-4 loss to the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada on Wednesday night for yelling at officials and hurling debris on the ice over a non-call of what he felt was a kneeing incident by the Armada's Vincent Richer that injured Olympiques forward Tomas Hyka.

Groulx threw sticks and a garbage bin onto the ice while pointing to his knee and screaming at the referees. He then slammed the gate shut and walked away.

The league also looked into the Richer hit but no further discipline was announced.

Gatineau ends the regular season with two games at Rouyn-Noranda.

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