TSN Reporter Rick Westhead with a Hockey Canada logo behind bars
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Reporter Unveils Charges Being Faced By The Members Of 2018 WJC Team

Published January 28, 2024 at 7:33 PM
The ongoing investigation of Hockey Canada at the 2018 World Junior Championship is finally coming to a conclusion. TSN reporter Rick Westhead revealed some of the possible charges the players involved could be facing.

Reporter Unveils Charges Being Faced By The Members Of 2018 WJC Team

TSN reporter Rick Westhead, a longstanding figure in this ongoing story, provided a significant update today. While Alex Formenton, one of the rumored players involved, has not been formally charged, Westhead outlined possible scenarios if common charges are brought against him and other players.

"Several criminal lawyers who specialize in SA cases have told me over the past days they expected former 2018 World Juniors players facing prosecution for allegations in London, Ont., might face charges of SA and forcible confinement. Alex Formenton's attorney Daniel Brown told me today that the former Senators player has not been charged with either of those offences. He declined to elaborate on what Formenton has been charged with. If Formenton has been charged with common allegations, he faces a maximum 10 years in prison if he's found guilty. People convicted of SA a maximum of 14 years."

Earlier today, Ottawa Senators forward Alex Formenton turned himself in to London Police.

He also released a statement.

Players Linked to Investigation Removed from NHL Rosters

Further developments include the removal of three players, Michael McLeod, Cal Foote, and Dillon Dube, rumored to be involved, from their respective NHL team rosters on the NHL app.

Carter Hart, another player implicated in the investigation, has taken an indefinite leave of absence from the Flyers, suggesting he might also face charges.

These developments indicate potential charges, and the story continues to unfold.

Stay tuned for further updates.
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