Ottawa, Ontario -- According to a press release from the school, the University of Ottawa has suspended its entire hockey program while the school and law enforcement investigates alleged misconduct from a February 24 incident.
The Gee-Gees as the University of Ottawa athletic teams are called lost to the University of Vermont, 7-0, in an exhibition game on Oct. 5, 2013 at the Gutterson Fieldhouse in Burlington, Vt.
Update: Ottawa Citizen crime reporter Shaamini Yogaretnam tweets out details of what is allegedly being investigated.
Am told Thunder Bay's sexual assault unit leading the investigation into the alleged "misconduct" by members of U of O hockey team #ottnews— Shaamini Yogaretnam (@shaaminiwhy) March 3, 2014
Sources say the incident is an alleged sexual assault involving multiple members of the U of O's men's varsity hockey team #ottnews— Shaamini Yogaretnam (@shaaminiwhy) March 3, 2014
There is one alleged female victim in the alleged gang sexual assault being investigation in connection to UofO men's hockey team #ottnews— Shaamini Yogaretnam (@shaaminiwhy) March 3, 2014
Yogaretnam goes on to say that Thunder Bay police--Ottawa played Lakehead University in Thunder Bay January 31st-February 1st--have not officially confirmed an investigation, and that no charges have been filed yet. The University of Ottawa is expected to hold a press conference later today to discuss the suspension of the hockey program.