Hazing News

Quebec police investigating junior Canadian hockey team alleged hazing involves feces; team members charged with serious sexual assault crimes in addition that involve young women.

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Abstract: No charges have been placed for what has been described as a lewd and disgusting initiation with feces, but tape confiscated by a junior AAA L’Action of Joliette [Quebec] player’s girlfriend’s father’s has conduct that police say could constitute criminal sexual behavior with young women, including a charge of rape for one player. Other charges include voyeurism and sexual assault and more could be filed, according to police. Typically, the team’s president [Sleep well, fella?] has said they’ll play until further review. One player told a reporter the intitiation was no big deal. [Yikes, what IS a BIG DEAL to him?]

Excerpt: “They’re mimicking a belief system that was used earlier in a type of hazing event,” said sociologist Jamie Bryshun. “They’re just taking it one step further.”
Our view: What can I say? If all facts are true, this is reprehensible. ‘Nuff said.

By Hank Nuwer

Journalist Hank Nuwer is the Alaska author of Hazing: Destroying Young Lives; Broken Pledges: The Deadly Rite of Hazing, High School Hazing, Wrongs of Passage and The Hazing Reader. In April of 2024, the Alaska Press Club awarded him first place in the Best Columnist division and Best Humorist, second place.

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 current book is Hazing: Destroying Young Lives from Indiana University Press. He is married to Malgorzata Wroblewska Nuwer of Warsaw, Poland and Fairbanks, Alaska. Nuwer is a former columnist for the Greenville (Ohio)Early Bird and former managing editor of the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner in Alaska.
Nuwer was named the Ohio Society of Professional Journalists columnist of the year in 2021 for his “After Darke” column in the Early Bird. He also won third place for the column in 2022 from the Indiana chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. He and his wife Gosia, recently of Union City, Ind., have owned 20 acres in Alaska for many years. “The move is a sort-of coming home for us,” said Nuwer. As a journalist, he’s written about the Alaskan Iditarod sled-dog race and other Alaska topics. Read his musings in his blog at Real Alaska Daily-- and in his weekly column "Far from Randolph" in the Winchester Star-Gazette of Randolph County, Indiana.

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