While Still Awaiting a Response from Hockey Canada and the NHL amid Rumors Suspensions are Imminent, Catching up with Ousted Coaches

(Photo credit Lethbridge News Now) Speculation around the hockey world is that Hockey Canada and the NHL are close to announcing suspensions for specific players stemming from allegations that members of the 2018 Canadian Men’s World Junior team sexually assaulted a young woman in London, Ontario, following a fundraising event for Hockey Canada. The London... Continue Reading →

What Happens if Hockey Becomes Uninsurable?

Hockey Canada continues to face questions about its handling of sexual assault allegations stemming from an incident alleged in a 2022 lawsuit in which a young woman in London, Ontario, stated that members of Hockey Canada’s U20 men’s world junior team sexually assaulted her in 2018 following a Hockey Canada fundraising event.[1] One of the... Continue Reading →

Who Wins When the BCHL Leaves Hockey Canada?

The British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL) Board of Governors announced May 1st that the league, along with all eighteen member teams, will end their agreement with Hockey Canada and leave Hockey Canada effective June 1, 2023.[1] The move also means the BCHL will no longer be affiliated with British Columbia Hockey (BC Hockey), which oversees... Continue Reading →

Does the Confidentially Requirement of the NHL Player Assistance Program Explain the Continued Silence Surrounding Valeri Nichushkin’s Absence from the Colorado Avalanche?

The Colorado Avalanche were eliminated on Sunday, April 30th by the Seattle Kraken in a do-or-die Game 7 without help from forward Valeri Nichushkin, who has been out of the Avalanche line up since playing in Game 2. Nichushkin was an unexpected scratch from Game 3 after missing morning skate. Head Coach Jared Bednar told... Continue Reading →

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