Moscow, December 21 – Canadian Hockey has completed its investigation into a sexual assault case involving players from the country’s youth team, journalist Rick Westhead reported on Twitter.
In May, TSN reported that a 24-year-old woman filed a lawsuit in Ontario Superior Court in April alleging she was repeatedly sexually assaulted in a hotel room in June 2018. Hockey Canada, the Canadian Hockey League (CHL), and eight players have been named. Their names, including members of the 2018 Canada Youth Team, have been released as defendants in the case. The charges against the players were not subsequently proven in court, and the lawsuit was eventually withdrawn following an agreement between the woman and Hockey Canada.
The National Hockey League (NHL) previously said it would conduct an internal investigation of two former players on the 2018 Canada Youth Team regarding allegations of sexual assault.
Hockey Canada announced in mid-July that it had reopened its investigation into allegations of sexual abuse by former youth team players, and also apologized for not responding to the allegations. In October, it was announced that the Canadian Ice Hockey Association’s board of directors had resigned, and CEO Scott Smith also leaving his position.
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