Team Canada at the 2018 World Junior Championships: An investigation into alleged misconduct is shedding light on potential charges faced by players.
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2018 World Junior Championships Investigation Unveils Shocking Developments

Published January 28, 2024 at 7:43 PM

Months of speculation surrounding the 2018 World Junior Championships gold medal-winning Team Canada are finally boiling over. TSN's Rick Westhead, deeply entrenched in the investigation, dropped a seismic update.

Legal Complexities: Understanding the Potential

Though Alex Formenton, one of the players, hasn't faced formal charges yet, Westhead hinted at potential legal troubles looming for the 24-year-old. Formenton's lawyer, Daniel Brown, clarified that SA or forcible confinement charges haven't been filed against the former Ottawa Senators left winger. However, common allegations could see him staring down a possible 10-year prison sentence, with SA carrying a hefty 14-year maximum term.

Formenton thrust himself into the spotlight by becoming the first player to surrender to the London Police on Sunday, just days after leaving his team in Europe, adding a dramatic twist to the unfolding narrative.

And Then Were Four

Yet the plot thickens further. Speculation swirls around four other players—Carter Hart from the Philadelphia Flyers, Michael McLeod and Cal Foote from the New Jersey Devils, and Dillon Dube from the Calgary Flames. In a surprising turn, Dube, Foote, and McLeod mysteriously requested leaves of absence and vanished from their NHL team rosters on the league's app in the past week.

All eyes are now on the latter, with whispers growing louder that they may find himself in the hot seat. As the investigation intensifies, the hockey world braces for the next gripping chapter in this unfolding saga.
January 28   |   117 answers
2018 World Junior Championships Investigation Unveils Shocking Developments

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