breakthrough Chicago Blackhawks lawsuit sides agree attempt mediation

A BREAKTHROUGH IN THE CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS LAWSUIT AS SIDES AGREE TO ATTEMPT MEDIATION

NOV 23, 2021  (15H04)      TIM TUCKER
There is some developing news on the lawsuit against the Chicago Blackhawks filed by Kyle Beach and another young hockey player known as John Doe 2. According to TSN's Rick Westhead, all sides have agreed to sit down with a mediator to see if a settlement can be reached in both cases.

"The Chicago Blackhawks and a lawyer representing Kyle Beach and John Doe 2 have agreed to mediation to try to settle the two lawsuits," said Westhead.

"The sides are scheduled to meet in December for a day to try to settle Beach's lawsuit before reconvening for a second day re: John Doe 2's case."

That said, Westhead is cautioning that this may not get anything done.

"Yes, there's reason to be optimistic but also important to manage expectations," he added. "Mediation is non-binding. Either side can walk away at any time."

Beach filed a lawsuit in 2020 alleging sexual assault at the hands of former Blackhawks video coach Brad Aldrich. The suit by John Doe 2 stems from Aldrich sexually assaulting him after leaving the Blackhawks and working with high school hockey players in Michigan. Aldrich is now a registered sex offender in that state due to a conviction in John Doe 2's case. An independent investigation stated the Blackhawks did nothing regarding Beach's allegations against Aldrich, which allowed him to continue on with his career after leaving the team.

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ATLANTIC DIVISION
2021-2022 SEASON
TEAMSGPWLOLPTS
1
MAPLE LEAFS24176135
2
PANTHERS22154333
3
LIGHTNING21125428
4
RED WINGS24129327
5
BRUINS19118-22
6
SABRES22811319
7
CANADIENS24616214
8
SENATORS2041519
NHL STATS
LIVE
DECEMBER 2, 2021 G A PTS
JONATHAN HUBERDEAU
1 4 5
SAM REINHART
1 3 4
AARON EKBLAD
2 1 3
VICTOR HEDMAN
2 1 3
KIRILL KAPRIZOV
2 1 3
RYAN HARTMAN
1 2 3
ALEX FORMENTON
2 - 2
VINNIE HINOSTROZA
2 - 2
ANTON LUNDELL
2 - 2
JASON ROBERTSON
2 - 2
  COMPLETE RESULTS
NHL STATS
SEASON
2021-2022GPGAPTS
LEON DRAISAITL
21202141
CONNOR MCDAVID
21152540
ALEXANDER OVECHKIN
+1
25191939
JONATHAN HUBERDEAU
+5
2492033
NAZEM KADRI
+1
2192131
KIRILL KAPRIZOV
+3
24111931
EVGENY KUZNETSOV
+1
2592029
TIMO MEIER
+2
19111326
STEVEN STAMKOS
+1
22111426
JOHNNY GAUDREAU
+1
2391626
AARON EKBLAD
+3
24101526
VICTOR HEDMAN
+3
2371725
MIKAEL GRANLUND
2452025
JOHN TAVARES
23111425
TROY TERRY
23151025
BRAD MARCHAND
1891524
SEBASTIAN AHO
+2
23101224
KYLE CONNOR
22141024
ROBERT THOMAS
+2
2422024
MATT DUCHENE
24131124
  COMPLETE STATS