Five minute major for a low blow.
QMJHL referee Dominick Bedard took a beer can below the belt that left him doubled over on the ice during a game last week.
The dangerous projectile was thrown from the sixth row of the stands by 29-year-old Alexandre Perron, who was angered by a penalty call against his younger brother, according to Le Journal de Montreal.
A QMJHL referee was nailed in the groin with a beer can thrown from the stands.
Bedard sent Francis Perron to the box for roughing, but his older brother took it as a personal affront and launched his beer can at the referee, connecting where it hurts.
Though Bedard had to take a break from officiating to be checked by a trainer, he was eventually able to finish the game.
The elder Perron was arrested and brought to a police station near the stadium, but authorities refused to confirm the identity of the perpetrator, according to the paper.
Mario Marois, Vice President of the league, told the Journal that the act was “deplorable” and that there was “zero tolerance” for such behavior from fans, who he said have generally been “high class.”