New Court Documents Of The 2018 WJC Scandal Reveals Surprising Evidence

Published February 5, 2024 at 11:34

Hockey Canada has been mired in controversy since 2018, losing support over a $3,000,000 settlement paid to a victim of an alleged assault by the 2018 Gold Medal-winning team in London, Ontario.

Fast forward six years, and the aftermath unfolds with charges against five players linked to the event.

While London Police have been guarded with information, recent court documents unveiled details about the evidence they possess. Rick Westhead of TSN shared insights on his X account, stating:

«During a 15 minute hearing, lawyers for four current and one former NHL players spoke to the justice of the peace in a London, Ont., court about next steps in this case.

The justice of the peace ordered a publication ban on the identity of the alleged victim and two witnesses in the case. Crown attorney Heather Donkers told the court that «substantial» paper and audio evidence collected by London police in connection with the case - know as disclosure - would be sent today by courier to the players' lawyers.

The next hearing date in the case was scheduled for Apr. 30, at which time lawyers will discuss and review disclosure in the case.»

Initially naming eight Canadian players, only five faced charges, fueling speculation that two players might have cooperated as witnesses for the victim.

London Police are set to hold a press conference at 2 pm to provide further insights into this ongoing situation. Stay tuned for updates as the story unfolds.

Source: Bladeofsteel
February 5   |   110 answers
New Court Documents Of The 2018 WJC Scandal Reveals Surprising Evidence

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