Flyers Goalie Carter Hart and Four Other Players Facing Sexual Assault Charges
Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Carter Hart, along with four other players from the 2018 Canadian world junior team, is facing serious sexual assault charges. This disturbing news was revealed by TSN correspondent Rick Westhead in a recently published report.
Hart, along with Dillon Dube, Michael McLeod, Cal Foote, and Alex Formenton, have been instructed to surrender to the London, Ontario police. The charges stem from an alleged incident that took place in June of 2018. The precise details of the allegations have not yet been disclosed.
In response to the charges, a statement released on behalf of Carter Hart by his legal representation asserts his innocence and promises to provide a comprehensive response in court. Hart has been on an indefinite leave of absence from the Flyers since January 23rd, citing personal reasons. It remained uncertain whether his absence was connected to the ongoing investigation until this recent report emerged.
The National Hockey League (NHL) has also initiated its own investigation into the allegations but has provided no updates on its progress. The London police, on the other hand, have announced their intention to hold a press conference on February 5th, during which they will share more details about the ongoing investigation.
It is worth noting that the alleged victim filed a lawsuit against Hockey Canada, which has since been settled. As for Hart, he has been cooperating with the NHL’s investigation.
Carter Hart, a 25-year-old goaltender, was drafted by the Flyers in 2016. He has been a significant part of the team, recording a 12-9-3 record this season with a 2.80 goals-against average and .906 save percentage. However, his contract is set to expire at the end of the season, making him a restricted free agent.
This unfortunate situation involving Hart and his teammates has shocked the hockey world. As the investigation unfolds, fans and the NHL community will be eagerly awaiting further updates and resolution to this troubling issue.
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