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NHL investigating multiple players for involvement in sexual assault

Published May 26, 2022 at 6:56 PM

Today it was announced that the Canadian Hockey League and Hockey Canada had settled a claim with a female who was the victim of a sexual assault. The sexual assault occured at an event to celebrate the 2017-2018 World Juniors gold medal winning team. The claim involved 8 CHL players at the time.

Today the NHL released the following statement:

Two days ago, the National Hockey League was advised of a lawsuit involving sexual allegations filed against eight unnamed members of the 2018 Canadian World Junior hockey team. We were subsequently provided with the Statement of Claim, containing allegations of behavior that is both abhorrent and reprehensible. We will endeavor to determine the underlying facts and, to the extent this may involve players who are now in the NHL, we will determine what action, if any, would be appropriate. We will have no further comment at this time.

The Canadian team that won the Gold Medal produced many NHLers, some who still remain in the playoffs. The only players on the team who do not meet the criteria are Cale Makar, Dante Fabbro and Colton Point, who were all in the NCAA and Victor Mete who was in the NHL, and reportedly not at the event.

This investigation could lead to some very serious punishments for any involved.
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