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Forward Dillon Dube and defenseman Cal Foote of the 2018 WJC team
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Dillon Dube And Cal Foote Under More Scrutiny Amidst 2018 WJC Investigation

Published February 21, 2024 at 4:08 PM
BY SAMER
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Earlier this month, five members of the 2018 World Junior Canadian Team (Carter Hart, Michael McLeod, Dillon Dube, Cal Foote, and Alex Formenton) were charged for an incident which occurred during the 2018 tournament. Their lawyers denied any wrongdoing on their behalf and the investigation is now ongoing pending trial in 2026.

Dillon Dube And Cal Foote Under More Fire



Rick Westhead of TSN has been closely following the incident and its aftermath. Recently, he revealed that more attention has been drawn to two of the accused players, Dube and Foote, in Kelowna.

«Paintings of former Kelowna Rockets players Cal Foote and Dillon Dubé remain in WHL team's wall of fame, after they were charged by police in London, Ont.


"The players were added to the team's wall of recognition during the summer of 2018. Rockets president and GM Bruce Hamilton wouldn't discuss the now controversial artwork.

«I'm not getting caught up in this,» Hamilton told Globe and Mail reporter Patrick White.»



These players were added to the team's wall of recognition during the summer of 2018. Bruce Hamilton, president and GM of the Rockets, declined to comment on the controversial artwork.

Some Rockets fans are questioning why the paintings of the accused players haven't been removed from the Wall of Recognition, located around Section 112 in Prospera Place.

The WHL acknowledges the ongoing investigation and shares public outrage over the allegations but won't comment further.

This has led to heated debates among local fans about what should be done with the paintings. Some argue that if the police have enough evidence to charge them, the paintings should be covered up, while others uphold the principle of "innocent until proven guilty".

With the trial not set until 2026, there may be no resolution, including a decision on whether the paintings in Prospera Place in Kelowna will be removed.

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