A major scandal erupts in Drummondville and the son of a former Canadien is potentially involved

Published December 13, 2022 at 4:30 PM

In an article that was published today on Radio-Canada's website by the excellent journalist Martin Leclerc, he reports that three Drummondville Voltigeurs players, including the son of former hockey player Shayne Corson, may have gang raped a teenage girl in the fall of 2016.

Leclerc adds that the victim, who was 15 years old at the time, would have been assaulted by Noah Corson, the offspring of the former Montreal Canadiens player, who had already reached the age of majority at the time of the alleged events, and two other minor athletes whose identities cannot be revealed.

The journalist specifies that they have pleaded guilty to sexual assault charges in youth court in 2021.

Corson is currently playing with the Adirondack Thunder in the ECHL. His team is scheduled to play the Trois-Rivières Lions on December 27th and 29th. Judging by the refusal of his agents Nicola Riopel and Etienne Lafleur to comment on the information, he may well remain silent in front of Quebec journalists if he is asked about it. On the other hand, he categorically denies these allegations.

"Noah denies the allegations of sexual assault and he intends to defend himself adequately in court." - Etienne Lafleur

In addition, the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League was quick to respond with the following statement:

"Both the league and the Drummondville Voltigeurs have just been made aware of the incident that allegedly occurred in 2016. The QMJHL and its teams will offer their full cooperation in the police investigation and judicial process if called upon.

Our first thoughts are with the alleged victim and we are extremely sensitive to her situation. This explains why the league will continue to fulfill its crucial mission of raising awareness and educating our players about sexual violence and its consequences." - Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Needless to say, there's a lot of buzz around the QMJHL right now. Unfortunately, this may not be the only story that has surfaced over the years, but let's hope that from here on out, awareness will have an effect on the education of the current generation of young hockey players.

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