Official documents, press articles, and other accounts relating to Matthieu's hijinks will make their way here, and you can sneak a peek as they become published, in order to get a better view of who this man was, is, and will be.
2006.03.20 - Montreal Gazzette Local Sports SectionEdit
In the All-Quebec peewee hockey league, the Pointe-aux-Trembles Tigers took on the Laval Flames at the Bell Centre for the season finale, played yesterday at 4 pm - sharing the arena with the Montreal Candiens, whom many of these young boys will want to play for when they grow up. It has been a gruelling season for both teams as the All-Quebec League requires teams to have won qualifying tournaments last year in order to maintain their eligiblity, and teams have traveled all over the province to match up. Just over a thousand fans turned out to the match, as well as Radio-Canada who will be broadcasting the game next Thursday along with the other All-Quebec legue finals, starting at 1 pm.
Play started out rough, and stayed that way throughout the match, as Laval centre Marcel Lyon shrugged off an attepmt to push him away from the net and redirected a shot from defenceman Daniel MacGuinness to score the first goal only 5:43 into the first period.
Both teams received penalties for roughing and stickwork over the first and second period, and the goalies had to make fantastic saves along the way. Tigers goaltender Alex Frasier showed particularly sharp reflexes as he faced half-again as many shots on goal as his countrepart, Robert Young.
The game changed in the dying seconds of the second period when Tigers winger Matthieu Levec and and centre Shannon Doherty broke loose on a two-on-one breakout. Levec made an excellent pass to Doherty's stick through the skates of defender Andre Wilson, and Doherty easily beat an out of position Tomas Gustav to tie the match.
The final period saw back and forth hockey as both teams fought a pitched battle to get the lead. The game changed when Laval's Henri DuPointe saw a bodycheck coming and passed the puck backwards to his defenceman Bryan LeClaire. Tigers Matthieu Levec anticipated the move and hit LeClaire with a very solid shouldercheck, scooping up the puck along the way. On the ensuing breakaway, the nine-year-old Levec showed skill well beyond his age, deking to the right, before using a wrist shot to deliver the puck to the top right corner of the net with 4 minutes and change to go.
That was all it took. Laval tried thunderously hard to retake the lead, and in the last desperate 90 seconds pulled their goaltender for the extra attacker, but to no use as the Tigers' defence held strong.
Final Score: Point-aux-Trembles Tigers 2, Laval Flames 1.
Points: Mattieu Levec (1 G, 1 A), Marcel Lyon (1 G), Shannon Doherty (1 G), Daniel MacGuinness (1 A)
MVP: Matthieu Levec
2011.09.12 - School Incident Manditory Councelling
The Levec family attended my session after being ordered by the school board as Matthieu has been in two physical confrontations at school this year. Their case is a troubling one, but classic. Matthieu’s father Guy is in the armed forces and was on deployment for the last two years. Matthieu is age 13 now, and his father was absent during important development years. The group interview was tearful. Francine, Matthieu’s mother, was most talkative and very emotional. She spoke of Matthieu in the past tense very often, as though her son has gone away and the boy she was with were someone new. Clearly, Matthieu’s behaviour is a recent trend. Matthieu was unsurprisingly quiet, saying what he thought I wanted to hear while his parents were in the room. Guy was… a tough read. As a sergeant, he is expected to keep his emotions to himself and did so stoically while his son was in the room.
I asked Matthieu to wait in reception, and spoke with his parents privately for an hour after getting a feel for them. I expected what followed. I asked Guy why he thought his son was misbehaving, and he got red-faced and angry, telling me it was my job to figure it out. He went on to vent about the collapse of moral society – I let him vent, as I knew he had this bottled up inside for a long time. I asked him about Matthieu before his deployment – he said he was a good, kind, strong boy, who was popular at school, and got good grades, and that he loved hockey. Matthieu recently had a birthday, and Guy had purchased a new hockey stick for him, as he had every year – but this year Matthieu threw it away, along with his hockey registration. A few days later the second physical confrontation happened at school, this one with a former teammate on the boy’s hockey team.
Guy was very angry with Matthieu’s behaviour. He was slighted that he had sacrificed so much and Matthieu was so ungrateful for it. I asked Guy about his sacrifices – he spoke of the time away from his home, and his comrades who didn’t return, and the hardships at the base. I asked him to consider if he had sacrificed anything of Matthieu’s. Guy – predictably – didn’t understand. I said “I see you sacrificed Guy’s time with Matthieu, but have you thought about sacrificing Matthieu’s time with Guy?”
Guy is a large, imposing man with a rough voice, sharp shoulders, and a nose that had been broken on more than one occasion. He is what anyone would describe as a tough man. And it was as though a light bulb snapped on, and Guy looked stricken, and wept. His wife comforted him as best she could, but I think it’s possible she has never seen him emotional before either. He asked what do he should do, and I advised him to spend more time with his son, and be supportive. Matthieu was lashing out because his behaviour was definitely linked to seeking parental, and specifically paternal approval, and it would be important for Guy to re-establish that with Matthieu before it was too late and Matthieu replaced it somewhere else. Guy nodded and for a moment I thought he genuinely understood what I was saying to him. I offered to bring Matthieu back in, but then he asked me to wait, and I knew I lost him. Guy blew his nose, wiped his eyes. Then he straightened his shirt, and splashed water on his face from my sink. He cleared his throat and set his expression back to its stern, somewhat disapproving demeanour. Conversely, his wife made no effort to conceal her red eyes, smudged make-up and worried look.
I sighed and brought Matthieu back in. I did most of the talking. I set out an action plan that would see Guy and Matthieu spending more time together, asking their approval along the way. Guy spoke in an authoritative way, and Matthieu was elusive – would you like to spend more time with your father? I guess. What would you like to do together? I don’t know. I guess. I don’t know. I guess.
I fear Matthieu might be too far along unless Guy reaches a long way to regain his boy’s trust. I don’t have high hopes, as Guy told my secretary they would only be attending for the mandatory visit. The recent economic cutback have taken children’s mental health out of the le regie l’assurance maladie Quebec (RAMQ) budget, and as these notes will be reviewed by the registrar de l’ecole I feel I must make it very clear – I feel future counselling to be essential to prevent Matthieu’s further decline in his relationship with his father. I have no recommendations for medicines at this time, nor do I believe Matthieu poses any significant threat to himself or others, or at least any more than any other child of his age and environs. Lacking a structured relationship with his father, I must recommend he be returned to school without delay to prevent more damage to his life’s structure and growth.
Dr. Marie-Lynn Havard, Ph.D.
2022.08.27 - Letter to the Secretary of the State of the United Kingdom
It has been brought to my attention by one of my aides that one of my fellow citizens is in distress in your country. As you are no doubt aware, certain extra-legal anomalies were involved in Mr. Matthieu Levec's arrival into the United Kingdom, and there is no legal precedent in which Mr. Levec could be considered either an illegal alien or unregistered immigrant. Upon interview, Mr. Levec has told our legal team that he felt pressure and distress, and had no legal representation, formal or informal when told of impending, and subsequently ficticious, charges from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Therefore, until either formally repatriated, or officially welcomed in the United Kingdom - with proper visas and permits - we will have no choice but to consider Mr. Levec as a citizen in duress from a foriegn government until he is made comfortable.
Given the abilities rumoured to be associated with Mr. Levec, the Canadian government is prepared to use any and all means at its disposal as authorized by my Prime Minister. We would like to avoid any international relations incidents at this time, but will have no choice but to intervene on Mr. Levec's behalf should his duress continue. As always, I shall be available for discussions at the Canadian embassy in Trafalgar Square, as well as readily available for any meetings as required.
Canadian Abassador to the United Kingdom
2022.08.31 - NHS Emergency Surgery ReportEdit
King’s College Hospital
NHS Case Report
Attending Surgeon: Dr. James Tate, Ph.D.
Patient: Matthieu Levec
Incident Date: 31 August 2022
Statistics: Male/Caucasian/85 kg
Blood type: B+
Allergies: None specified on passport
Matthieu Levec arrived in A&E unconscious and unresponsive under police escort. He was assessed for surgery immediately upon triage. Mr. Levec’s injuries are numerous and severe. According to police reports, he was struck with automatic gunfire from a military-grade rifle at close range. He has 17 individual gunshot wounds. From the top down, he has been injured in the left larynx, the right carotid artery, the right shoulder, the right lung has collapsed from two wounds, the stomach has been shot through, the pancreas, the left kidney, one bullet has lodged in his lower spine, four bullets have pierced his intestines, one bullet is lodged in his left hip, two bullets passed through his left thigh, and one more shattered it. His condition is complicated by severe blood loss, shock, and general trauma.
In surgery, anti-coagulation and anti-inflammatory drugs proved completely ineffective, and there is evidence that the patient responded poorly at best to aesthetic, both local and general. The patient had 17 entry wounds and 14 exit wounds made by a high-velocity rifle, any one of which likely fatal. Low blood pressure and weak pulse were difficult and adrenaline shots only had effects in very large doses.
The patient’s skin and organs were unusually difficult to operate on, not just from the amount of damage. More than one sutchreing needle bent rather than enter the skin, and vein valves were very quickly rejected. Brain activity remained well above an anesthetised state, the patient must have experienced a tremendous amount of pain.
The first team used sleeves and clamps to stop the haemorrhaging as traditional procedures appeared to have failed. Massively bleeding injuries to the throat and pelvis were addressed first, and a drain and suction of the right lung started immediately, as well as the construction of a flutter valve. To the patient’s fortune, he had not been hit in the heart, and other operations – primarily to prevent infection from ruptured organs – could proceed immediately.
His injured digestive organs were vein clamped, then isolated with surgical plastic sheeting, as more complicated reconstruction surgery can be designed and scheduled later, as some recovery time must be necessary. Broad-spectrum antibiotics were administered, but given the patient’s resistance to other medication, organ isolation appears to be required to prevent sepsis.
The three lodged bullets were extracted, although it remains to be seen if the bullet from the lower spine has caused permanent damage. The wounds were cleaned and then closed – re-openable stitching was used, as further surgery will be required for almost every injury by specialist surgeons for each affected area.
Opinion and Prognosis –
By rights this man should be dead. I have never written those words on this form in my life. There is hardly anything left of him! And yet he lives in defiance of everything I know of medicine. If he pulls through, and this is a big if, he can expect serious lifelong injury, and likely paralysis. He continues to resist all medication, and it seems as though his body is actively resisting us. As surgery progressed on any individual injury, the skin and even internal tissues hardened to the point where diamond-edged scalpels and cutting lasers were required. Vein tubes and valves were pushed outwards at a visible pace. Should he live, he will have defied any semblance of medical logic.
Outlook: Very Dubious
Dr. James Tate, Ph.D.