Flames’ Dube cooperating ‘any approach attainable’ with 2018 Hockey Canada investigations

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Calgary Flames ahead Dillion Dube, a member of Canada’s 2018 world junior hockey crew, stated he’s collaborating in investigations into an alleged Hockey Canada group sexual assault in London, Ont., in June 2018.

“I’ve cooperated in any approach attainable and can proceed cooperating. I’ve accomplished every little thing I can to cooperate,” Dube, who captained that crew in 2018, stated to Sportsnet’s Eric Francis.

Within the case, a girl accused eight Canadian Hockey League gamers, together with members of the 2018 world juniors crew, of sexually assaulting her after a Hockey Canada gala.

Hockey Canada settled the lawsuit by the lady, which was filed in London on April 20, in Could.

Dube’s agent, Dave Cowan, advised the Toronto Star in the summertime his consumer “didn’t interact in any wrongdoing, and he cooperated totally with the unbiased London Police Service investigation in 2018.”

Hockey Canada has been beneath intense scrutiny for its dealing with of the incident and the lawsuit. The group didn’t initially compel its gamers to take part in an unbiased investigation and used a Nationwide Fairness Fund that drew from registration charges to pay out settlements referring to sexual assaults.

The federal authorities has since frozen funding to Hockey Canada and the group has misplaced funding from a number of sponsors.

Hockey Canada has reopened its investigation into the 2018 incident, as has the London Police. The NHL can also be conducting an investigation of its personal.

NHL deputy commissioner Billy Daly stated final month that the investigation was “shifting alongside” and that the league would do a “thorough, complete job.” Daly stated, at that time, the NHL was receiving full cooperation.

Hockey Canada executives are scheduled to look for a 3rd parliamentary listening to with the Canadian Heritage committee on Oct. 4.

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