Guillaume Coudé is a center for the Sorel-Tracy Eperviers in the Ligue Nord-Américaine de Hockey, better known to every one else as the 'Goon League.' You can guess how it got the name.
Coude and his Eperviers team faced the Cornwall River Kings last Friday, in a clash that saw old rivals Francis Lessard of Cornwall and Sorel-Tracy's Jon Mirasty drop the gloves twice in one game.
But it was Coudé who stole the show on the night, with an incredible one-punch knockout of Dylan Garrioch.
Coude skated around waving his right hand, mesmerizing Garrioch before exploding with his left hand. Garrioch crumpled to the ice. Coudé saluted the raucous crowd and celebrated the win, as trainers came out to tend to his fallen opponent.
What makes this story all the bit odder, is the fact that Garrioch, who had dozens of fights in the QMJHL, has previously visited brain injury specialists after he “realized that his memory wasn't as good as it used to be and that he was suffering from speech problems and headaches more frequently.”
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He hasn't learnt his lesson however and three years later is still getting his bell rung by part time brawlers. This is all the LNAH is, a league of fighting, it averages 2.6 fights a game compared to the 0.5 you see in the NHL and is a stomping ground for former NHL enforcers that want to keep the adrenaline rushing.
You can check out the devastating KO here...
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