•   
  •   
  •   

Sports Blackhawks react to scandal, departure of GM: 'Probably change that needed to happen'

22:50  27 october  2021
22:50  27 october  2021 Source:   usatoday.com

What You Need to Know About the Chicago Blackhawks Abuse Report

  What You Need to Know About the Chicago Blackhawks Abuse Report The full report outlining the investigation into allegations against former Chicago Blackhawks video coach, Brad Aldrich, has been released, leading to seismic changes within the team's front office and beyond. Here's a breakdown of what you need to know. © Provided by Hockey News on Sports Illustrated The full report outlining the investigation into allegations against former Chicago Blackhawks video coach, Brad Aldrich, has been released, leading to seismic changes within the team's front office and beyond. Stan Bowman is out as General Manager and President of Hockey Operations.

Chicago Blackhawks CEO Danny Wirtz addressed the team Wednesday morning after the findings of a sexual abuse investigation within the organization, leading to the resignation of general manager Stan Bowman, were released Tuesday.

Stan Bowman joined the Blackhawks in 2005. © Amr Alfiky, AP Stan Bowman joined the Blackhawks in 2005.

The team-commissioned investigation, conducted by the law firm Jenner & Block, discovered team leaders including Bowman, former coach Joel Quenneville (now coaching the Florida Panthers) and ex-assistant general manager Kevin Cheveldayoff (now general manager of the Winnipeg Jets), did nothing when a player alleged then-video coach Brad Aldrich sexually assaulted him.

Blackhawks coach says he 'feels bad' for ousted GM Stan Bowman

  Blackhawks coach says he 'feels bad' for ousted GM Stan Bowman Stan Bowman still has his guys in Chicago. On Tuesday, the Chicago Blackhawks GM and president resigned after the release of an independent investigation into the team’s actions surrounding the 2010 sexual assault allegations against former video coach Brad Aldrich found that he — and others within the organization — attempted to keep it quiet. Whether it’s keeping Aldrich with the team after the alleged assault was reported, giving him a day with the Stanley Cup, or allegedly providing a positive reference to a high school where he sexually abused a minor, there are plenty of reasons to be disturbed by the inaction coming from Bowman and the Blackhawks front office.

Quenneville is set to meet with NHL commissioner Gary Bettman on Thursday and a meeting between Bettman and Cheveldayoff is being set up, according to ESPN, to discuss each of their roles in the case.

From NFL plays to college sports scores, all the top sports news you need to know every day.

Blackhawks forward Alex DeBrincat supported moving on from Bowman.

OPINION: Blackhawks sexual assault scandal yet another grim reminder of hockey's culture problem

"It's a big change, I think probably change that needed to happen," he told reporters Wednesday. "I understand why him and the Blackhawks had to part ways. I get it. My time with Stan, he's been nothing but great to me. But, like I said, I understand the reasoning. With everything that happened, it's probably a good thing that we parted ways."

'Animalism': Blackhawks scandal raises culture questions

  'Animalism': Blackhawks scandal raises culture questions CHICAGO (AP) — For three weeks in 2010, they did nothing. That's how long it took for the leadership of the Chicago Blackhawks to act on allegations that an assistant coach sexually assaulted a player. Three weeks. Three weeks that — more than a decade later — rocked a once-proud franchise and raised more questions about the culture of sports. In the span of 107 pages, featuring interviews with 139 witnesses, more than 100 gigabytes of electronic records and 49 boxes of hard-copy records, a report by an outside law firm detailed how senior leaders of the Blackhawks seemingly ignored the sexual assault accusations raised with the franchise days before the team won its first

Said defenseman Connor Murphy, according to ESPN: "It was a very sad day to see that release and to hear those stories. Your heart goes out to the victims. It's a very serious thing, that's very sad and tragic that happened."

The NHL fined the team $2 million for “the organization’s inadequate internal procedures and insufficient and untimely response.”

DeBrincat said the organization addressed the situation with the players. He added that he's been treated with nothing but respect from the team in his time there.

"The overriding message was that 'the organization is here for you," coach Jeremy Colliton said.

Bowman became the Blackhawks general manager in 2009 and the team won three Stanley Cups during his tenure. He also resigned as general manager of the U.S. men's Olympic hockey team, nearly 100 days away from the Beijing Games.

Follow Chris Bumbaca on Twitter @BOOMbaca.

'Animalism': Blackhawks scandal raises culture questions

  'Animalism': Blackhawks scandal raises culture questions CHICAGO (AP) — For three weeks in 2010, they did nothing. That's how long it took for the leadership of the Chicago Blackhawks to act on allegations that an assistant coach sexually assaulted a player. Three weeks. Three weeks that — more than a decade later — rocked a once-proud franchise and raised more questions about the culture of sports. In the span of 107 pages, featuring interviews with 139 witnesses, more than 100 gigabytes of electronic records and 49 boxes of hard-copy records, a report by an outside law firm detailed how senior leaders of the Blackhawks seemingly ignored the sexual assault accusations raised with the franchise days before the team won its first

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Blackhawks react to scandal, departure of GM: 'Probably change that needed to happen'

Joel Quenneville resigns as head coach of Florida Panthers following meeting with NHL .
Joel Quenneville was the coach of the 2010 Blackhawks when assistant video coach Brad Aldrich allegedly sexually assaulted Kyle Beach.The meeting also included NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly, Panthers general manager Bill Zito and Panthers president and CEO Matthew Caldwell. According to a statement by the team, Quenneville "tendered his resignation" following the meeting.

usr: 4
This is interesting!