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L K:
https://www.tsn.ca/chicago-blackhawks-alleged-sex-abuse-of-players-police-1.1656229

Ummmm WTF??

herman:
The alleged sexual assault of two former Chicago Blackhawks players was “an open secret” among staff both within and outside the team’s hockey department, a former team marketing official said in an interview with TSN.

Story from @rwesthead: https://t.co/7Nilhffnl7 pic.twitter.com/tBQeCq7lIX— TSN Hockey (@TSNHockey) June 23, 2021
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L K:
I honestly don’t know why this isn’t getting more traction as a huge story.  This potentially involves some pretty fricking huge names in hockey….three current GMs, Joel Quenneville among others who have no excuse not to have known about this and done nothing

herman:

--- Quote from: L K on June 24, 2021, 11:09:09 AM ---I honestly don’t know why this isn’t getting more traction as a huge story.  This potentially involves some pretty fricking huge names in hockey….three current GMs, Joel Quenneville among others who have no excuse not to have known about this and done nothing

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--- Quote ---The alleged sexual assault of two former Chicago Blackhawks players was “an open secret” among staff both within and outside the team’s hockey department, a former team marketing official said in an interview with TSN.

The official said he was told by Blackhawks assistant trainer Jeff Thomas during the summer of 2010 that then-team video coach Brad Aldrich had allegedly sexually assaulted two players. The official asked for anonymity because he still works in the pro hockey industry and fears repercussions from the National Hockey League.
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That sort of says it all... and this with players as the victims, i.e. a position of relative power within the hockey ecosystem. Consider all the other people in an organization/venue who might cross paths who the hockey media would care even less about.

herman:
Former Blackhawks player: ‘Every guy on the team knew’

From ⁦@MarkLazerus⁩, ⁦@ByScottPowers⁩ and me  https://t.co/Z1S3Adr8m0— Katie Strang (@KatieJStrang) June 25, 2021
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--- Quote ---“Every guy on the team knew about it,” one player on the 2010 team told The Athletic. “Every single guy on the team knew.”

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The former player who spoke with The Athletic, who was not one of the two players who disclosed Aldrich’s alleged assault to Vincent, said he recently Googled the official team photo from the morning of the parade, and sure enough, Aldrich is in it.

“That doesn’t bother me, that they let him take pictures with the Cup,” the 2010 Blackhawks player said. “What bothers me is they fired him, but they didn’t take it to the cops. … They let him get a job with a U-18 team. They let him go work with minors. They let this happen.”
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