By Grant Fleming STRATFORD, ONTARIO – An Order of Canada recipient who speaks out for sex abuse victims says the leaders of the junior hockey team in this southwestern Ontario city need to face up to a rape scandal that has rocked the club, instead of “sweeping it under the carpet.” Sheldon Kennedy is the
By Grant Fleming Recently, I talked with two prominent journalists and teachers, Jan Wong and Maxine Ruvinsky, about a scandal involving the junior hockey team in Stratford, Ontario. Before I get to that interview with Ms. Wong and Dr. Ruvinsky, here’s a recap of the story: On October 3rd, 2014, Mitchell Vandergunst, an assistant captain
By Grant Fleming STRATFORD, ONTARIO – On October 3, 2014, Mitchell Vandergunst, a star player and alternate captain for the Stratford Cullitons, took to the ice for a game against the visiting Guelph Hurricanes. More than 1,000 Cullitons fans cheered as Vandergunst scored a goal and assisted on another to lead his team to victory.