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BREAKING: 2018 WJC Investigation Reaches A Major Breakthrough

Published February 28, 2024 at 3:13 PM

A major breakthrough has been reached involving five Team Canada players from the 2018 World Junior hockey tournament. It's now confirmed on Wednesday that their request for a trial by jury has been accepted.

Trial By Jury Accepted For The Five 2018 WJC Players

According to reports from The Globe and Mail, the players charged in the 2018 WJC scandal will indeed have a trial by jury, with the decision announced on Tuesday. The accused players will face trial as a group, although it's expected to be several months before a trial date is set.

Five former members of Canada's 2018 world junior hockey team who have been charged with s*** a*** will have a trial by jury, The Globe and Mail reports.

The players, whose request for a jury trial was granted Tuesday, will be tried together as a group.

It will be several months at least before a trial date is scheduled.

«Earlier this week, all five players selected a trial by jury and they are confident that jurors drawn from the community will decide this case fairly and impartially after hearing all the evidence and testimony,» lawyers representing the accused players wrote Globe journalist Robyn Doolittle in a joint statement.
via @robyndoolittle

In a joint statement to Globe journalist Robyn Doolittle, lawyers representing the players expressed confidence in the jury system, stating that they believe jurors drawn from the community will fairly and impartially decide the case after hearing all evidence and testimony.

While it may be some time before the trial officially commences, updates will continue to be provided as the five players await the resolution of the scandal that has reverberated throughout Hockey Canada and the hockey world since 2018.

Stay tuned for more.
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