Family suing hockey team after the sudden death of their son

Published March 19, 2023 at 11:43

When you send your child to a hockey camp as a parent, the last thing you expect is a tragedy. But for Greg and Susan, the parents of Ben Teague - a member of the Oakville Rangers - this became a nightmare when their son never returned home after attending a pre-season camp in September 2019.

According to TSN's Rick Westhead, the Teague family has filed a lawsuit for 1 million dollars against the Rangers and other parties for negligence and wrongful death. The lawsuit was triggered by a phone call informing the Teagues that their 17-year-old son had been hospitalized for drinking and subsequently passed away.

My sincere hope is that the Teague family finds the answers they need, and that those responsible are held accountable for their actions. It's essential that parents aren't left without closure after such a tragedy. It's high time for the hockey community to address and prevent such incidents from occurring again. We need to put an end to the culture of silence and enforce accountability to ensure the safety and well-being of young athletes.

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