The QMJHL semi-final series between Baie-Comeau and Blainville-Boisbriand has taken yet another bizarre turn, and it's one that could impact professional hockey in some capacity going forward.Â
In essence, Russian import Valentin Zykov scored the winning goal in overtime for Baie-Comeau in last night's pivotal Game 5.Â The only problem is that he was clearly offside on the play:
â€śItâ€™s so ridiculous. He's offside by two feet,â€ť Blainville owner Joel Bouchard said after a heated, but fruitless, discussion with the referee on Friday. â€śThe referee said his linesman has no doubts, that he made his call. (But) it wasnâ€™t even close.â€ť
The Quebec Major Junior Hockey League agreed with Bouchard--the former NHL Player who filled in for (suspended) coach Jean-FranĂ§ois Houle--saying it would institute video reviews for goals starting next season.
â€śThe QMJHL has a very competent and passionate group of officials; because of the fast-paced nature of hockey sometimes thing...