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Vancouver Canuck Linden Vey's father embroiled in alleged murder plot

The father of Vancouver Canuck Linden Vey is facing conspiracy to commit murder charges in Saskatchewan in an alleged plot to kill Vey's mother and another man.

Curtis Vey and Angela Nicholson are charged with conspiracy to murder their respective spouses in Saskatchewan

Vancouver Canucks forward Linden Vey. (

The father of Vancouver Canuck Linden Vey will soon face trial after being charged with conspiracy to commit murder in an alleged plot to kill Vey's mother and another man in Saskatchewan . 

Curtis Vey, 52 and co-accused Angela Nicholson, 51, are alleged to have conspired to murder their respective spouses Brigette Vey and Jim Taylor in 2013. 

Vey and Nicholson were reportedly having an affair at the time of the conspiracy. The trial begins on May 24 in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan.

Nicholson's lawyer Ron Piche said 22 witnesses will be called.

"The case, we anticipate, will consist largely of audio, both some surreptitious audio recorded in one of the homes and some undercover audio taken by an officer," said Piche.

Vey and Nicholson were charged in 2013.

Linden Vey finished last season minus-14 with 4 goals in 41 games with the Canucks (

Linden Vey, from Wakaw Saskatchewan, opened up to Vancouver Province hockey reporter Jason Botchford, calling it a "tough situation".

Vey, 24, was acquired by the Canucks from the LA Kings two years ago in exchange for a second round draft choice, and has struggled to establish himself as a full time NHL player.

Vey finished last season with four goals and minus-14 in 41 games with the Canucks. He also played 26 games with the minor league Utica Comets.

Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning said in a statement, "Linden Vey has shown great courage and resolve during a very difficult time. He has always had the full support of our team."