Disgraced former junior hockey coach and NHL agent David Frost has resurfaced at a hockey academy in Southern California, but he denies media reports that he has been teaching the sport to kids.
Frost told the Los Angeles Times on Tuesday that he is writing protocols for hockey training equipment at the Laguna Niguel facility under the alias Jim McCauley and is not on the ice with youngsters.
He told the paper he has been using the alias for business purposes in order to keep the focus on the hockey equipment "and not on NHL, NHL, David Frost."
Frost was acquitted two years ago of four counts of sexual exploitation relating to his tenure as coach of the Junior A Quinte Hawks team in eastern Ontario in 1996 and 1997.
He also was the alleged target of a murder plot by ex-NHL player Mike Danton, one of his former clients. Danton later said the target was in fact his father.
The Laguna Niguel academy's website lists McCauley Hockey as the director of hockey at the facility.
"I'm certainly not running a hockey school," Frost said. "I'm certainly not here on an alias. We're not ducking. I'm completely legal. The company is completely legal. It's above board."
Frost said he comes to Laguna Niguel for 30 days at a time and then returns to Canada.
"I'm not hiding," he said.