BREAKING: Hockey Team Owner Handed 2 Year Suspension After Setting a Bounty on an Opposing Player

Published June 23, 2023 at 12:55
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Junior hockey, a supposed haven of fun, safety, and competition for young players, was recently rocked by a disturbing revelation in London, Ontario.

The Ontario Hockey Federation (OHF) responded swiftly, handing down a two-year suspension to team owner Paul Duarte following an investigation that uncovered multiple issues.

The OHF emphasized the importance of integrity and leadership from owners in their statement, affirming their commitment to a safe and inclusive game environment. During the investigation, it was discovered that Duarte had offered a $100 bounty for injuring a player from another team—an act that goes against the very essence of sportsmanship.

Sources told The London Free Press a bounty was allegedly offered for a London player to target a skater on the Komoka Kings in the fall of 2021... The amount of the bounty was $100.




The penalty, though a step in the right direction, has been widely criticized as insufficient for such reprehensible behavior. This incident serves as a stark reminder that junior hockey must maintain its core values of fairness and camaraderie, and calls for a united effort to ensure a sport free from such misconduct.

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