An NHL player has lifted the lid on his horrific ordeal as a junior player in Canada, saying he had to consume saliva, semen, and feces as part of a shocking initiation process in the Ontario Hockey League.
Two-time Stanley Cup winner with the Chicago Blackhawks Daniel Carcillo started his career with the Sarnia Sting and Mississauga IceDogs in the OHL before making it big in the NHL. And the Canadian wing has issued a lawsuit claiming that he was subjected to violent hazing on a daily basis.
Via TMZ Sports:
In the docs, obtained by TMZ Sports, 35-year-old Carcillo says he was peed and spat on by veterans, smacked in the bare butt by a sawed-off goalie stick, and also forced to attend and participate in sex orgy parties. And, those are some of the more tame allegations brought up against the OHL and CHL in the suit ... Carcillo -- who played for the OHL's Sarnia Sting and Mississauga IceDogs before his NHL career began -- was joined by another plaintiff in the lawsuit, and together they claim they've seen terrifying hazing going down in all parts of the CHL. In the lawsuit, the plaintiffs -- who say they represent a greater class of junior hockey league players as well -- say players were forced to masturbate in front of their teams as well as ordered to sexually assault teammates. The plaintiffs also allege players had to consume others' saliva, semen, feces and other bodily fluids. They also say they know of players shoving brooms, hockey sticks and food into each others' anuses. Carcillo claims all of the hazing he went through was unchecked by members of his teams' coaching staffs and front offices ... and even after investigations into the incidents, Carcillo says nothing was done. In the lawsuit, Carcillo says the experiences left him "permanently traumatized" ... and is asking for damages from the CHL -- among other things.
Hazing is a controversial part of some team sports, where young or new players are subjected to embarrassing or painful initiation routines to bring them into the team collective.
Sometimes those routines can continue for extended periods of time, and Carcillo claimed he was subjected to it on a daily basis during his early career.
He also stated that the hazing went unpunished by the coaching staff, even after league investigations were conducted into the matter.
As a result, Carcillo and the other unnamed plaintiff are pursuing damages through the courts for their ordeal.
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