Column by Grant Fleming “Have you pitched your stories to media outlets?” A few readers have asked me that question. They’re referring, of course, to the story about the Stratford (Ontario) Cullitons, a junior hockey team whose officials let a convicted rapist playing for it this past season. Before I answer, allow me to recap
By Grant Fleming TAVISTOCK, ONTARIO – The captain of a junior hockey team caught up in scandal is staying true to a teammate who was convicted of rape. Trevor Sauder, 21, has played for the Stratford Cullitons for the past four years. He says his former teammate, Mitchell Vandergunst, deserves the benefit of the doubt.
By Grant Fleming STRATFORD, ONTARIO – A counsellor at a women’s shelter wonders why a compliance officer for the local junior men’s hockey team dealing with a rape scandal failed to show up at a sensitivity training workshop. Jasmine Clark helps abused women at Optimism Place in Stratford. She also runs workshops to educate people
By Grant Fleming STRATFORD, ONTARIO – A leading advocate for abused women is concerned that hockey players and officials for a junior team will ignore lessons on sexual consent. Leslie Reynolds, the chair of Optimism Place, was commenting on the recent partnership between her organization, Optimism Place, and the Stratford Cullitons junior hockey team. Optimism