On Thursday, the CHL and Hockey Canada settled a claim with a woman who was reportedly the victim of a sexual assault. Hockey Canada says it has reached a settlement with a person alleging they were sexually assaulted by members of the 2017-18 national junior men’s hockey team.
The allegations date back to 2018 and involve some players who were on the 2017-18 under-20 men’s national junior team, which won gold.
The NHL released today 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.”
Hockey Canada says the person making the allegations chose not to speak with police or Hockey Canada’s independent investigator. That person has also chosen not to identify the players involved.
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