The horror on his brother’s face is akin to something you’d see in a war zone.
In truth, Sebastien Courcelles’ mangled face looks like it has been ripped to bits by a piece of shrapnel.
The captain of LNAH club Isothermic de Thetford Mines suffered one of the worst cuts in recent memory over the weekend after taking a skate to his face, leaving a bloody gash from lip to ear.
Our affiliate in Quebec, Le Journal de Quebec, said Courcelles was helped off the ice by his brother, Simon, before leaving the arena.
He remained stable in hospital, according to the report, but it was unclear if simple stitches were used to close the wound or if surgery was required.
Prior to Saturday’s injury, the 29-year-old forward had registered 14 points (10 goals, four assists) through 16 games this season while accumulating 104 penalty minutes.