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4th and 5th members of the 2018 world Junor Team granted leave for ‘personal reasons'

Published January 24, 2024 at 12:16
First, Dillon Dube of the Calgary Flames and Carter Hart of the Philadelphia Flyers left their teams for leaves of absence. Then Alex Formenton was granted a leave from the team he was playing for in Switzerland. Now, it's been announced that two others are taking indefinite leaves.

The New Jersey Devils have announced that both Michael McLeod and Cal Foote have been granted indefinite leaves of absence from the team, and that there will be no further comment at this time.

All five were members of Team Canada that won the gold medal at the 2018 World Juniors. A report from the Globe and Mail today said that five players from that team have been asked to turn themselves into police in London, Ontario.

"The players have been told by London Police Services to surrender in connection with allegations of a sexual assault in June 2018 on a woman by members of the 2018 Canadian World Junior hockey team, The Globe and Mail reported Wednesday.

The players, who have not been charged, have been given an undisclosed deadline to report to London, Ont., police, The Globe and Mail reported, citing two unnamed sources. It was unclear what would happen if the players did not surrender before the deadline." - Sportsnet

This story is still developing and it's certain more details will come out as time goes by. No one has said why any of the five players have been granted leaves, but if this turns out to be a coincidence, it will be one of the biggest ever.
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4th and 5th members of the 2018 world Junor Team granted leave for ‘personal reasons'

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