Alex Formenton and Maxim Comtois celebrating a goal for the 2018 Team Canada World Junior team
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BREAKING: 2018 Hockey Canada Player Alex Formenton Granted Leave Of Absence

Published January 24, 2024 at 11:01
In breaking news, another member of the 2018 Hockey Canada team has been granted a leave of absence from his club.

2018 Hockey Canada Member Alex Formenton Granted Leave Of Absence

According to reports, it sounds like Alex Formenton has been granted leave and is returning to Canada.

#GoSensGo reserve list player Alex Formenton is returning to Canada, according to Swiss club HC Ambri-Piotta, and has been granted an indefinite leave of absence from the team.

Formenton was a member of the 2018 Team Canada WJC team and has not played in the #NHL since 2022.

This development comes minutes after Rick Westhead tweeted the following major news.

Breaking: Five members of the 2018 world junior hockey team have been told to surrender to London, Ont., police, The Globe and Mail reports, citing unnamed sources.
The Globe reports the players, who have not been charged yet, have been given a set period of time to present themselves at London police headquarters.

The 2018 Team Canada World Juniors, known for their gold medal win, is currently under media scrutiny due to recent claims against the team.

It's important to note that as of now, no charges have been officially laid, and all players are presumed innocent until proven guilty. This development marks a crucial breakthrough in a longstanding case, and it is hoped that it will lead to a substantial resolution.

London Police on report that 5 former 2018 WJC team members told to surrender on charges of sexual assault:

"We are unable to provide an update at this time. When there is further information to share regarding this investigation, we will be in contact with media outlets."

While it might be coincidental and unrelated, there's speculation that a ruling on the scandal may be imminent.

It appears that the results of the investigation could be on the verge of being made public.

Stay tuned.
January 24   |   289 answers
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