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Habs prospect Beaulieu and father plead guilty to assault

Aug 14, 2013, 3:43 PM EDT

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Montreal Canadiens prospect Nathan Beaulieu and his father, former Sarnia Sting head coach and GM Jacques Beaulieu, pleaded guilty to assault today in London, Ontario.

Per CTV, father and son each received conditional discharges and nine months’ probation.

From the report:

The charges stemmed from an altercation at a house party in April that followed a charity golf tournament. Two people suffered minor injuries.

Pat Ducharme, the pair’s lawyer, told CTV News that the sentence will not be an impediment to Nathan’s hockey career.

Nathan, 20, was Montreal’s first-round pick (17th overall) at the 2011 NHL Entry Draft. The defenseman spent the majority of the 2012-13 campaign with AHL Hamilton, but was called up during the season and appeared in six games with the Habs, recording two assists while finishing with a plus-5 rating.

Jacques Beaulieu was fired by the Sting in May.

“The reasons for his dismissal are not related to the on ice performance of our hockey club,” said co-owner Rob Ciccarelli in a release.

  1. jacketsfan7 - Aug 14, 2013 at 4:49 PM

    I don’t understand , can anyone give me clarification as to what happened here?

    • hockey412 - Aug 15, 2013 at 8:11 AM

      Not a whole lot details ever really came out about motive or what the situation was. There was a charity event and a party afterward, and somehow father and son ended up in a fight. You don’t see that too often, I’m tempted to believe there’s more to the story…could have been someone or more than one people egging them on, etc. Either way it seemed enough to get the Dad fired, so must’ve been at the very least not a good example for young players.

  2. biasedhomer - Aug 14, 2013 at 8:51 PM

    The apple doesn’t fall farm from the tree.

  3. arbruins - Aug 15, 2013 at 9:25 PM

    Eh, he speaks French and plays for the Canadiens…what else would you expect?

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