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BREAKING: CHL Teams Under Investigation For Bribery

Published March 29, 2023 at 3:50 PM
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Hockey parents are renowned for their unwavering loyalty and dedication, supporting their children's dreams through weekend tournaments and early morning practices. However, it appears that some parents may have crossed a line in their quest to help their children succeed.

Investigation of Corruption Allegations Surrounding OHL Teams



OHL Commissioner David Branch confirms league hired an investigator to probe allegations that several hockey parents paid for their sons to be selected in the 2022 OHL draft. Three GTHL coaches have told me they have evidence (text messages) of parents paying $30K+.

Ontario Hockey League (OHL) Commissioner David Branch confirmed that the league hired a private investigator to examine recent allegations of parents paying bribes to ensure their children's selection in the draft.


Although these allegations are troubling, Branch revealed that the league could not find or substantiate any of the claims. Instances of parents offering financial incentives for their children's selection are not unheard of, such as stories of sponsor's children making teams after new jerseys were donated.

However, if the investigation eventually uncovers evidence of such payments being accepted, it could have severe repercussions for the league and the teams involved. Furthermore, the exposure of such practices could discourage young players from competing if they believe their hockey careers could be jeopardized by other families' willingness to make financial contributions to teams.


As reported by Hockey Patrol - Breaking: OHL Teams Under Investigation For Accepting Bribes
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