Former Chicago NHL Draft Pick Kyle Beach Becomes First Charged Person in Sexual Assault Inquiry | Radio-Canada Sports


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Kyle Beach introduced himself as John Doe 1 in the Chicago NHL Team Sexual Assault Investigation.

Beach appeared on TSN’s SportsCentre Wednesday night to identify himself as the first accuser of former Chicago video coach Brad Aldrich.

He had been named John Doe 1 in court documents related to the alleged sexual assault in 2010.

Beach, of North Vancouver, BC, was selected 11th overall in the 2008 Draft by Chicago.

He never played in the NHL, but was a so-called Black Ace for Chicago in 2010, training regularly with the team in case the team needed a replacement if another player was. hurt.

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An independent review by an outside law firm, commissioned by the team in response to two lawsuits, spread to several corners of the NHL on Tuesday. The league fined Chicago US $ 2 million for “inadequate internal organizational procedures and insufficient and late response.”

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Florida coach Joel Quenneville will meet with NHL commissioner Gary Bettman on Thursday and Winnipeg general manager Kevin Cheveldayoff also plans to meet with the commissioner. The two were with Chicago when the allegations were first reported to team management.

According to the report, the meeting between Doe, 20 – now self-identified as Beach – and Aldrich, then 27, took place on May 8 or 9, 2010.

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Beach told investigators Aldrich threatened him with a souvenir baseball bat before forcefully giving him a blowjob and masturbating, allegations he also detailed in his trial.

Aldrich told investigators the meeting was consensual. Asked about the law firm’s report on Wednesday, Aldrich replied: “I have nothing to say.

Beach made his professional hockey debut with the Rockford IceHogs of the American Hockey League, Chicago’s minor league affiliate, at the age of 18 in 2008.