Maine Hockey Journal

QMJHL release statement in death of Gervais Munger

The Quebec Major Junior Hockey League issued a statement this afternoon after a family spokeswoman confirmed the death of Gervais Munger in a boating accident.

Munger, part-owner of the Chicoutimi Sagueneens and member of the league’s board of governors, went missing on Saturday in Lac-Saint-Jean, near Chambord, Quebec after a mechanical malfunction in a boat both he and three others were riding in.

None of the occupants were wearing life-jackets, but managed to swim to shore with little to no reported injuries.

“We are all under a state of shock and are extremely saddened by this terrible news,” said QMJHL Commissioner Gilles Courteau in a statement. “The QMJHL has lost one of its pillars. Gervais Munger was an important part of the QMJHL, acting both as Governor of the Saguenéens franchise and as First Vice-President of our Board of Governors. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and loved ones.”

Munger played three seasons in the QMJHL from 1976-79, registering 29 goals and 61 assists in 117 games.

He’s been the Governor of the Chicoutimi franchise for over 10 years.

Details on funeral arrangement will be announced at a later date.

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