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Police to detail sex assault case vs. current, ex-NHL players Associated Press Feb 5, 2024, 06:51 AM ET LONDON, Ontario — Authorities scheduled a news conference for Monday to discuss a 2018 case that has led to sexual assault charges against four current NHL players and a former NHL player, all of whom were on

Police to element assault case vs. 5 hockey gamers

Police to element intercourse assault case vs. present, ex-NHL gamers

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Feb 5, 2024, 06:51 AM ET

LONDON, Ontario — Authorities scheduled a information convention for Monday to debate a 2018 case that has led to sexual assault fees towards 4 present NHL gamers and a former NHL participant, all of whom had been on Canada’s world junior hockey crew that 12 months.

5 gamers from that crew have been charged with sexual assault: Carter Hart of the Philadelphia Flyers, Michael McLeod and Cal Foote of the New Jersey Devils, Dillon Dube of the Calgary Flames and former NHL participant Alex Formenton, who now performs for a Swiss crew.

McLeod is dealing with a further cost of being a celebration to the offense of sexual assault. Attorneys for all 5 gamers final week confirmed their purchasers had been charged and stated all of them weren’t responsible. The gamers surrendered to London police over the previous week.

The case has shadowed Canadian hockey for years.

A girl sued Hockey Canada in 2022, alleging she was sexually assaulted in a resort room by eight members of Canada’s world junior crew after a fundraising gala in London in June 2018. Hockey Canada settled the lawsuit, then an investigation revealed the group had two secret slush funds to pay out settlements on claims of sexual assault and abuse.

London police dropped their investigation in 2019 however started an inner investigation in July 2022. Across the similar time, the NHL launched its personal investigation, although the outcomes of that seemingly is not going to be launched till the authorized case is resolved.

“At this stage, probably the most accountable and prudent factor for us to do is await the conclusion of the judicial proceedings, at which level we are going to reply as acceptable on the time,” commissioner Gary Bettman stated final week at All-Star Weekend in Toronto.

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The gamers are all on indefinite depart from their groups. Bettman stated the league doesn’t take into account it essential to droop the gamers with out pay for the remainder of the season.

Bettman stated the league came upon concerning the allegations on Could 26, 2022. He stated the NHL interviewed each participant from that crew, including the lady concerned declined to participate within the investigation.

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