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BREAKING: London Police Release Major Statement Regarding The 2018 WJC Scandal

Published January 31, 2024 at 5:23 PM
BY SAMER
     
Fans have been eagerly awaiting official announcements from the NHL regarding suspensions for players involved in the 2018 WJC scandal. However, before we can get to that, London Police will precede the league with updates on their ongoing investigation involving five players allegedly connected to the incident.


Four NHL players Carter Hart, Michael McLeod, Dillon Dube, and Cal Foote surrendered on Tuesday, while former Ottawa Senators player Alex Formenton, currently playing in Switzerland, reported to the police on January 28th.

London Police Release Major Statement Regarding The 2018 WJC Scandal




The London Police have scheduled a press conference for Monday at 2 p.m. to provide updates on allegations involving members of the 2018 Canadian world junior hockey team. The conference will be available via live stream on their social media platforms, with details for accredited media outlets attending in person to be shared on Thursday, February 1, 2024.

The London Police Service will be hosting a media conference on Monday, February 5, 2024 at 2 p.m. to provide an update related to a sexual assault allegation involving members of the 2018 Canadian world junior hockey team. The press conference will be available via live-stream across our social media platforms. The streaming link will be shared immediately prior to the event. Accredited media outlets wishing to attend in person will be provided with details, including location and information needed to register, on Thursday, February 1, 2024 via email.


Anticipation is high for media outlets, reporters, and hockey insiders, including TSN's Rick Westhead, who will be attending and gathering important information about the events of that night in June 2018.


Following their surrender to the police earlier in the week, it is believed that all five players have undergone photographs and/or fingerprinting, initial steps in a lengthy process. A trial in this case is unlikely before 2026.


The NHL is expected to await the outcomes of the London Police's press conference before making statements on their own investigation, which was anticipated to result in suspensions.


The players charged released official statements on Tuesday with their lawyers pleading their cases as "not guilty".

Stay tuned for more updates.
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