Latest from @rwesthead: Former Canadian World Juniors coach under investigation by U.S. Center for SafeSport.
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The accusations surrounding the 2018 edition of Junior Team Canada are soon coming to a real sentencing for five players. There’s yet another problem, but Hockey Canada isn’t necessarily to blame. In fact, it’s a former Team Canada Junior coach who’s being targeted: Dennis Williams.
According to information relayed by TSN’s Rick Westhead, a complaint against Williams has been filed with the U.S. Center for SafeSport regarding events that took place with the Everett Silvertips. WHL commissioner Ron Robison reportedly confirmed the news to Westhead.
In this band, there were several underage players. It’s disgusting.
On top of that, the complaint explains that at the Silvertips’ 2021 training camp, a player allegedly reacted badly to the VO2 max test and passed out on the bathroom floor. Williams allegedly entered the room and took a photo of the unconscious player on the floor before leaving without offering assistance.
For those who don’t know, the VO2 max test is a test during which a person has to reach maximum capacity on a treadmill or stationary bike, while wearing a mask that measures air in and out of the lungs.
And there’s more. The complaint explains that fights were also organized during this same training camp.
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