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Hockey hazing alleged



The incident happened earlier this week when Alex Sotnyk, a player the Kitchener Rangers had supplied to the Jr. B Kitchener Dutchmen, found the words “F—ing Yankee” written on his stick.

Sotnyk retaliated by putting hair conditioner and tape remover in the gear of some of his Dutchmen teammates.

Sotnyk, who has returned home to New Jersey, also told teammates he urinated in another player’s skates.

He later denied it.

Now, the Dutchmen have called a meeting today to discuss, among other things, the future of coach-general manager Geoff Haddaway.

By Hank Nuwer

Hank Nuwer is the Indiana-based author of Hazing: Destroying Young Lives; Broken Pledges: The Deadly Rite of Hazing, High School Hazing, Wrongs of Passage and The Hazing Reader. He has written articles or columns on hazing for the Sunday Times of India, Toronto Globe & Mail, Harper's Magazine, Orlando Sentinel, The Chronicle of Higher Education and the New York Times Sunday Magazine. His new book is Hazing: Destroying Young Lives from Indiana University Press.

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