Canadian Hockey League
Ontario Government Gives OHL $2.35 Million in Taxpayer Money
Under the guise of urging people to get active, the OHL-friendly government is giving the league money to fund its scholarship program. How that will get people off the couch is anyone's guess.
'You Don't Forget the Pain. You Bleed.' Former Jr. Star Recounts Hazing, Sexual Abuse
Fred Ledlin was hazed by four different junior teams when he was a teenager and he largely kept quiet about it for 40 years. But four decades later, he's finding his voice and speaking out against the sexual abuse he suffered.
Former Sting Fritsche Describes Team as 'A Completely Toxic Environment'
One of 14 players who filed affidavits in the proposed hazing/abuse class action lawsuit against the CHL, Dan Fritsche managed to have an NHL career despite the enduring scars left from his time in Sarnia.
Quebec Government Has Unique Chance to KO Fighting in Jr. Hockey
Lawmakers in Quebec have been asked to give the QMJHL $20 million in pandemic relief, but wants the league to reduce fighting. That's not enough. A government should want to see fighting eliminated. Full stop.
CHL responds to hazing lawsuit with an independent review panel
The Canadian Hockey League termed the allegations in a recent class action lawsuit, "historic in nature and we believe are not indicative of the leading experience our players receive in the CHL today."
As former players find their voices, hazing/sexual assault lawsuit 'firing on all cylinders'
In the week since a class action lawsuit against the Canadian Hockey League for hazing and sexual assault was filed, former players have been adding their names to the class. Based on what we've seen in the past couple of years, the CHL should have seen this coming.
Meet the other face of the CHL class action abuse lawsuit, Garrett Taylor
“We love hockey. We just want to ensure this doesn’t happen to other families," says Kim Taylor, the mother of co-plaintiff in the CHL abuse class action lawsuit, Garrett Taylor. The lawsuit claims his treatment in Lethbridge has triggered the OCD he suffers from years later.
'I’m just lying on the table taped and I’m thinking, ‘Did that just really happen?': Carcillo teammate
David Pszenyczny was a 17-year-old OHL rookie when he was allegedly taped naked to a table and whipped by his Sarnia Sting teammates. Eighteen years later, he's not certain what long-term effects it had on him. "What's normal?" he says. "We're hockey players and we're not supposed to show emotion."
Carcillo's former teammates back up hazing and sexual assault allegations
Former Sarnia Sting goalie Ryan Munce corroborated everything Daniel Carcillo alleged in his hazing/sexual abuse class action lawsuit against the CHL because he said the same things happened to him. In fact, he said it left him so troubled that he became suicidal
More explosive and shocking allegations against junior hockey in newly filed lawsuit
“These are systemic issues that have been in place for quite a while. There has been a good deal of knowledge in the hockey world that abuses are taking place. And to this day, we have the leagues being very slow to respond to these types of abuse," says the lawyer representing the plaintiffs
Former players made a point in CHL wage lawsuit, but junior hockey dodged a major bullet
The minimum-wage lawsuit against the Canadian Hockey League that has been playing out since 2014 reached a $30 million settlement on Friday, but any current and future players are exempt from benefitting from it.