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Allegations Against Junior Hockey
« on: June 18, 2020, 07:53:32 PM »
Welp.... This is Friged up if true.


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Re: Allegations Against Junior Hockey
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2020, 09:59:02 PM »
I don't doubt it.  This has been going on for many years.  I knew a few guys that played in the OHL over 30 years ago, some going on to the NHL.  The stories they would tell were truly bat shit crazy. 

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Re: Allegations Against Junior Hockey
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2020, 10:18:06 PM »

It wouldn't surprise me. Besides what we already know about the culture of hazing in the sport it's always just seemed like a bad environment. The idea that a league of 16 to 18 year olds needs competitive balance to the point where those kids need to move away from home and have minimal adult supervision is, on its face, kind of a bad idea.
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Re: Allegations Against Junior Hockey
« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2020, 07:19:21 AM »
I don't doubt it.  This has been going on for many years.  I knew a few guys that played in the OHL over 30 years ago, some going on to the NHL.  The stories they would tell were truly bat shit crazy.


It wouldn't surprise me. Besides what we already know about the culture of hazing in the sport it's always just seemed like a bad environment. The idea that a league of 16 to 18 year olds needs competitive balance to the point where those kids need to move away from home and have minimal adult supervision is, on its face, kind of a bad idea.

What's even more disturbing is the fact that they're starting to do it even younger now. Prep Schools are now recruiting players in grade 9. My daughter, who's 11, was asked to start preparing for prep school when she enters grade 9. She's in grade 6, and they're already sniffing. It was very concerning to my wife and I. We told them thanks, but f off.

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Re: Allegations Against Junior Hockey
« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2020, 10:58:21 AM »
https://www.tsn.ca/whl-investigating-abuse-claims-by-former-player-1.1489379

More fuel for the fire

It really is sickening. I heard these stories when I was playing. Some of them downright disturbing.
I never played in the junior ranks as I walked away after Midget, but it started when I began playing AAA hockey in Bantam. The fringe players were abused by the "stars". I felt it when people urinated in my hat and such when I was an under-ager on a major Bantam team.  Part of my dislike of the sport at that point was caused by these behaviours. I knew I wasn't going to the "show" so why should I take part in, watch, or fall victim to these behaviours.