Boucherville, Que. -
The Quebec Major Junior Hockey League has suspended Bonavista native and Moncton Wildcats' winger Scott Trask indefinitely for a hit to the head in Sunday's game against the Saint John Sea Dogs.
Trask was assessed a major penalty and game misconduct for elbowing the Sea Dogs' Aidan Kelly with just under five minutes to go in Moncton's 5-2 win.
The league will collect testimonies of the on-ice officials, players and of members of both organizations before making a final decision on the incident.
It's not the first time the QMJHL has suspended players for hits to the head this season.
Canadian world junior captain Patrice Cormier, a centre for the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies, was suspended for the rest of the regular season and the playoffs on Jan. 25 for an elbow to the jaw that sent Mikael Tam of the Quebec Remparts into convulsions on the ice.
Marco Scandella, another member of the Canadian junior team and a defenceman for the Val d'Or Foreurs, was suspended 15 games for a hit to the head of Rimouski Oceanic forward Alexandre Durette on Feb. 3.
Moncton kicks off a first-round playoff series with Cape Breton on Friday.