The outcome in a gang rape case involving members of Canada's 2018 junior hockey team is moving closer, but an investigation in Halifax into another possible sexual assault during the 2002-2003 World Junior Hockey Championships continues.
In 2022, allegations from Bundestag member John Nater led to the initiation of an investigation. Six ice hockey players are said to have filmed an attack on a naked and unconscious woman.
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“In any investigation, investigators collect evidence, follow up on leads, speak to individuals who may have information related to the investigation, and explore various options to advance the investigation,” Constable John MacLeod told TSN reporter Rick Westhead on Thursday.
“We want victims to know that there is no statute of limitations and we take a victim-centered approach to sexual violence so we can provide assistance to victims no matter where they are in their recovery,” he added.
In 2003, Canada won the silver medal at the World Junior Championships under the leadership of Marc-André Fleury, Pierre-Marc Bouchard and Pierre-Alexandre Parenteau.