Some Gee-Gees aren’t talking
Some University of Ottawa Gee-Gees hockey players have refused to talk to police during an ongoing investigation into an alleged sexual assault on a woman in Thunder Bay last month.
“Unfortunately, a number of players chose not to speak to police,” Thunder Bay Police said Thursday in a brief update about the case.
A “majority” of players have been co-operating though, police said.
Thunder Bay and Ottawa municipal police, along with Thunder Bay RCMP, are jointly investigating the report of the assault, said to have occurred when the Gee-Gees were in Thunder Bay on Jan. 31 and Feb. 1 to play two regular season games against the Lakehead University Thunderwolves.
The Thunderwolves, who lost both games, are not being investigated.
After the alleged assault came to light, the University of Ottawa suspended its hockey program. The Gee-Gees had been eliminated from the playoffs before the suspension was imposed.
The investigation is ongoing, Thunder Bay Police said.
Anyone with information in this case is asked to contact Thunder Bay Police at 684-1200, Ottawa Police at 613-236-1222 ext. 5944 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.