Skip to main content

QMI Agency says Sidney Crosby arrest story had 'no basis'

The Hockey News

The Hockey News

OTTAWA - QMI Agency has retracted a story that said NHL superstar Sidney Crosby had been arrested by Ottawa police, saying there was no basis for the report and that it regrets the error.

The story, which cited unidentified sources, was published online early Wednesday morning. The story reported the Pittsburgh Penguins captain was arrested on a "driving related" offence late Tuesday.

Police denied the report, telling The Canadian Press "it never happened."

Ottawa police Chief Charles Bordeleau also tweeted that the police "had no dealings with Mr. Crosby."

The Penguins said Crosby was "not in Canada" on Tuesday.

"The Pittsburgh Penguins have spoken to Sidney Crosby," the team said in a statement Wednesday morning. "He is not in Canada, and was not in Canada yesterday. He is continuing his training in preparation for training camp."

The story was eventually removed and a retraction was issued around 11:30 a.m. ET.

"There was no basis for the story and QMI unreservedly retracts the story in its entirety," the statement said. "QMI regrets the error."



Florida’s dismal special teams have them in hot water

The grind-it-out style of playoff hockey some fans are used to, may be behind us. More penalties are being called, and it's causing issues for the Florida Panthers.


Can the Rangers Weather the Hurricanes?

The star-caliber players at the top of the Rangers lineup will need to be firing on all cylinders in this series in order to compensate for some lackluster depth in areas. And Igor Shesterkin needs to be the King he was in the regular season, too, to beat Carolina.

2022 IIHF World Championship

Men's World Championship Roundup: Quarterfinal Race Heats Up After Electric Friday

Finland, Germany, Latvia and Slovakia were all victorious on a Friday that helped set the stage for a crazy final few days of round-robin play at the World Championship.