The National Hockey League (NHL) is expected to begin interviews this week in connection with its independent investigation into the alleged gang rape by members of the Canada Junior Team in 2018.
According to the assistant commissioner of the league, Bill Daly, who spoke to the Sportsnet network on the sidelines of the European media tour of the NHL in Paris, the investigation would follow its course.
He also confirmed that the woman who accused eight hockey players of raping her following a Hockey Canada Foundation gala in London, Ontario, has agreed to collaborate with the Bettman circuit. On April 20, she filed a $3.55 million lawsuit against the national federation.
“I’m hesitant to give a timeline because I don’t know how long it will take,” Daly told reporters Elliotte Friedman and Jeff Marek. It going. In a perfect world, we would like to have the end of the story before training camp. But will it happen? Right now, I don’t think so. We’re going to do a comprehensive and thorough job, and we’ll see where it takes us.”
Daly also said NHL players will cooperate fully with the investigation. Most Canadians who took part in the 2018 World Junior Hockey Championship pleaded innocent.