Norris Trophy defenseman Cale Makar of the Colorado Avalanche
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BREAKING: Cale Makar To Miss The Upcoming Olympics

Published February 5, 2024 at 5:56 PM
Today, London Police provided updates on the 2018 World Juniors scandal, and a surprising revelation has emerged from Hockey Canada's recent statement.

Cale Makar Likely To Miss The Upcoming Olympics

Cale Makar, a key player, may face exclusion from the 2026 Olympics due to his involvement in the scandal. While only the five directly implicated players are facing charges, Hockey Canada is extending sanctions beyond just legal repercussions.

According to a tweet by @ProducerDrew_, the ongoing criminal investigation might jeopardize Makar's participation in the upcoming Olympics.

So Makar may not play in the 2026 Olympics cuz of the ongoing criminal investigation

The official statement from Team Canada indicates that all players from the 2018 National Junior Team are suspended pending the completion of the appeal process. This suspension bars them from engaging in any Hockey Canada-sanctioned activities, including playing, coaching, officiating, or volunteering.

«Pending the completion of the appeal process, all players from the 2018 National Junior Team remain suspended by Hockey Canada, and are ineligible to play, coach, officiate or volunteer with Hockey Canada-sanctioned programs.»

This decision presents a significant setback for Hockey Canada, potentially depriving them of their top defenseman, Cale Makar, in the 2026 Olympics. The legal proceedings are still in their early stages, and the situation may evolve before the Olympics, but as of now, Hockey Canada seems resolute in upholding the sanctions until the investigation concludes.

Stay tuned for more updates.
February 5   |   345 answers
BREAKING: Cale Makar To Miss The Upcoming Olympics

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