Fallout from the Kyle Beach case could provoke a reckoning on how hockey deals with sexual assault: journalist
Allegations emerged this week that a Pittsburgh Penguins minor league team tried to cover up an alleged sexual assault by one of its assistant coaches. Meanwhile, the NHL continues to reel from a sexual assault investigation into the Chicago team's handling of Kyle Beach's 2010 allegations, and Toronto Maple Leafs forward Wayne Simmonds said his faith in the NHL Player’s Association had been “shaken” by its handling of Beach’s case. Melissa Burgess is the managing editor of SB Nation's Die by the Blade blog. She says this could be the beginning of a reckoning on how hockey deals with sexual assault.