Details finally emerge on the 2018 Canadian World Junior team trial case

Tyler Ball
June 11, 2024  (3:03 PM)

2018 Canadian World Junior Team celebrating winning the Gold Medal.
Photo credit: CHL

Today a major new update was provided regarding the case against 5 members of the 2018 Canadian World Junior Team the new details have given a timeline for upcoming events.

The 2018 Canadian World Junior Team has been under investigation for several years now in connection to a heinous crime after their Gold Medal win. The investigation led to the arrest of 5 players from the team including Dillon Dube, Alex Formenton, Carter Hart, Michael McLeod, and Cal Foote.
Breaking: Five members of the 2018 world junior hockey team have been told to surrender to London, Ont., police to face charges of sexual assault, The Globe and Mail reports, citing unnamed sources.
The Globe reports the players, who have not been charged yet, have been given a set period of time to present themselves at London police headquarters.

Those five players did eventually turn themselves in and would go on to plead not guilty to the charges laid against them. Around the same time all of the players were placed on a leave of absence by the NHL.
This led to the next steps heading toward an eventual trial. Today one of those next steps occurred as the lawyers of each player met with the London court virtually. During this meeting, it was announced that the case would go to assignment court on August 13th.
Lawyers for the five former 2018 World Juniors hockey players charged with sexual assault appeared virtually in a London court this morning.
A trial date won't be set before Aug. 13, when the case will be discussed in assignment court.
A criminal lawyer who works in London and has no ties to the case told me that because of court backlogs, it's doubtful the Hockey Canada trial will begin before late April 2025 at the earliest. Lawyers have told me the trial is expected to take at least two months.
Dillon Dube, Alex Formenton, Carter Hart, Michael McLeod and Cal Foote were charged with sexual assault in January.

For months now it has been speculated that the backlogging of the London court will delay an actual trial for these five players. Now with the assignment date settled one lawyer believes we could see a trial in April of 2025. This process has been long and arduous already but will continue for what sounds like another year.
Regardless of how long the process takes hopefully we will see justice served to these former NHL players. As more information becomes available in this high profile case we will pass it along to you.
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