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Guillaume Donovan, David Foucher trial dates set for August in Thunder Bay

Two former University of Ottawa hockey players charged with sexual assault have trial dates set for August in Thunder Bay.

Former University of Ottawa hockey players charged with sexual assault

David Foucher, left, and Guillaume Donovan have both been charged with one count of sexual assault after an alleged hotel incident in February 2014. (Geegees.ca men's hockey roster)

Two former University of Ottawa hockey players charged with sexual assault have trial dates set for August in Thunder Bay.

Guillaume Donovan and David Foucher are set to appear in a French-language court on Aug. 15-19 and Aug. 22-26. Neither of the two accused were in court today. Lawyers were also not present, but the parties were represented by a local duty counsel. 

Both men were charged with sexual assault in August 2014 after a woman, who was 21 years old at the time, accused the men of engaging in an alleged incident at a West Arthur Street hotel in February 2014. The University of Ottawa hockey team was in Thunder Bay to face off against Lakehead University. 

When charges were laid, Donovan was 24 years old and Foucher was 25. Both men are from Gatineau, Que., and were released from custody in August 2014 and each face a charge of sexual assault. 

The University of Ottawa hockey team was suspended during the police investigation. Réal Paiement, who was the head coach of the team at the time of the alleged incident, was initially suspended before being fired by the university.