Following the abuse scandal in Canadian hockey, four players from the North American professional league NHL were accused of rape. They are accused of raping a woman after winning a gold medal at the 2018 World Championships as members of the Canadian junior team. Canadian police announced a press conference on the case on February 5.

Four NHL professionals and another former Canadian junior national team player are expected to surrender to authorities. This was reported by the Canadian sports portal TSN with reference to a press conference scheduled for Monday by the London police of the Canadian province of Ontario.

Eight players accused of rape

The four players, each 25, have been on leave from their teams since the allegations emerged last week. There is also a former NHL professional who plays abroad and reportedly turned himself in on January 28th.

A total of eight players are accused of raping a young woman in 2018; all players at that time were members of the Canadian junior national team.

The alleged gang rape only came to light in May 2022, causing great unrest in Canada and plunging the national hockey association into crisis. They say he tried to cover up the incident by paying the woman millions. (dpa/SID/left)



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