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Sexual assault alleged at Ottawa junior hockey party

Ottawa police are investigating an alleged sexual assault at a party hosted by a member of the Gloucester Rangers' Junior A hockey team in Stittsville two weeks ago.

Ottawa police are investigating an alleged sexual assault at a party hosted by a member of the Gloucester Rangers' Junior A hockey team in Stittsville two weeks ago.

The Nov. 19 party was advertised on Facebook with the message, "Free Booze for ladies and free entertainment in the form of rookie humiliation. :)"

Police confirmed they are investigating after a female said she was sexually assaulted.

No charges have been laid.

The party was also advertised on Facebook as a "Rangers Party," and about a dozen players posted on Facebook they would be attending. The invite went out to more than 70 teenage girls at high schools across Ottawa — as well as some college and university students.

Not a sanctioned event, team says

The Facebook page has since been taken down.

The Gloucester Rangers play in the Central Canada Hockey League.

The party was not a team-sanctioned event, according to assistant general manager Mark Wilson. Wilson said the players were banned from throwing a rookie party earlier this year.

General manager Paul Jennings said the allegations have nothing to do with the hockey team and said it was a private party and the responsibility of the parents.

The mother of the player who threw the party in the community on the west end of Ottawa said she was aware her son hosted a party when she wasn't home, but she did not know police were investigating.

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