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LNAH game cancelled after death threats leveled at former NHL player

Tim Tucker   ·   15 février 2020
If you're unfamiliar with the The Ligue Nord-Américaine de Hockey (LNAH), it's a semi-pro league based in Quebec that's known for a very rough style of hockey and lots of intense fighting. Things got taken way too far Friday night when a game was cancelled after former NHLer Pierre-Luc Létourneau-Leblond received death threats from someone in the stands

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According to Le Journal de Montreal, a spectator wanted to catch the eye of the former New Jersey Devils player by banging on the glass. He then made gestures involving potential death threats, including miming smashing in Létourneau-Leblond's head and pretending he had a gun in his coat, indicating he was going to take it out.

In a panic, the 34-year-old forward was removed from the ice by officials with his team, Les Pétroliers du Nord. His trainer then reportedly called the police. Not long after, the PA announcer told fans the game had been cancelled and several police officers arrived on the scene and started patrolling the building.

Sadly, this isn't the first time Létourneau-Leblond has had reason to fear for his safety in the LNAH. On January 31, David Masse, a player with the Éperviers de Sorel-Tracy, the same team from last night's incidents, apparently made threats towards Létourneau-Leblond's father, who was in the stands, and attempted to injure Létourneau-Leblond. An official complaint against Masse was made to the LNAH on February 2nd and he received a suspension.

Police are still investigating Friday night's incident but no arrest has been made so far. Létourneau-Leblond was drafted by the Devils in the seventh round in 2004. He played 37 games with the team over the span of four seasons before playing three games for the Calgary Flames and one for the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Source: Journal de Montreal
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