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5 NHL players named in Hockey Canada sexual assault case

5 NHL players named in Hockey Canada sexual assault case

In the 2018 World Juniors Championships after team Canada defeated team Sweden in the gold medal game, “A woman’s stepfather informs Hockey Canada she alleges she was sexually assaulted by eight players, including members of the world junior team, while intoxicated the previous night following the event. Hockey Canada says it spoke with its insurance provider and then informed London police, which opened an investigation. Hockey Canada subsequently opened its own third-party investigation using a Toronto law firm.” This was stated by SportsNet Canada

In April of last year, the women filed statements of claim seeking $3.55 million in damages from Hockey Canada, the Canadian Hockey League, and the eight unnamed players.

On January 21 Dillon Dube left the Calgary Flames. In a now-deleted statement, Calgary said. “Dillon Dube has been granted an indefinite leave of absence from the team while he attends to his mental health” When more information came to light on January 30 Calgary made another statement “We have now become aware of the charge of sexual assault that has been laid against Dillon Dube. We take this matter very seriously. Because the matter is now pending legal proceedings, we will have no further comment at this time. We had no knowledge of pending charges at the time Dillon’s request for a leave of absence was granted”

Three days after Dube left the Flames, former NHLer Alex Formenton left his team in Sweden Ambrì-Piotta, in a statement they said: “The Leventina club informs that it has granted an indefinite leave to Alex Formenton for personal reasons and has permitted him to return to Canada”.

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On the same day, three other players Cal Foote, Michael McLeod, and Carter Hart left their teams New Jersey Devils and Philadelphia Flyers.

The London police in Ontario plan to make the charges known on Monday. All five players have surrendered to the police, three other players will be named as well.

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Colby Sherwin, Editor in Chief
Colby Sherwin is a senior News and Sports Communication Major from Harrison City Pa, He is the Editor in Chief for RMU Sentry Media. Colby can be found on sidelines for CSN taking photos and videos. He also does RMU Radio, and does various different RMU Tv shows as he produces Sports talk in the Burgh and Assistant Produces CSC.