SUNRISE (CBSMiami) – A former National Hockey League player who says he was raped by a coach has come forward publicly and is making accusations against Panthers head coach Joel Quenneville.
Former Blackhawks player Kyle Beach says Quenneville knew the coach raped him and did nothing about it.READ MORE: Sharp Increase In Hospitalized Children With Covid Investigated In South Africa
When Quenneville coached the Blackhawks to a Stanley Cup title in 2010, an assistant there was accused of raping a 20-year-old player.
Wednesday evening, Beach came forward publicly for the first time.READ MORE: Police Shoot, Kill Knife-Wielding Suspect At Florida Institute of Technology
he said he was scared, alone and felt sick to his stomach seeing the man who allegedly raped him parading with the Stanley Cup. He also said team leadership knew what was happening. He went on to say that Quenneville put winning above the investigation into the sexual assault.
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Quenneville is due to meet with the NHL commissioner on Thursday.