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Kyle Beach Is John Doe

from TSN,

After playing major junior hockey with the Everett Silvertips and Lethbridge Hurricanes in the Western Hockey League, Kyle Beach was drafted by the Chicago Blackhawks in the first round, 11th overall, in the 2008 NHL entry draft.

Kyle was recalled during the 2010 playoffs as a Black Ace with the NHL team, practicing alongside the Blackhawks regulars. Over subsequent seasons, Beach played mostly in the American Hockey League and in European hockey leagues.

Beach is now 31 and playing pro hockey in Germany. On Wednesday, Beach joined TSN’s SportsCentre to discuss the sexual abuse allegations he has made against former Blackhawks video coach Brad Aldrich.

Watch and/or read the transcript at TSN.

added 6:34pm, you can watch it below too.

added 7:07pm, below is a statement from the Chicago Blackhawks.


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SYF's avatar

This is so heartbreakingly tragic.  However, I wonder why was the need to know so desperate to be satisfied?  Probably just me, but if the victim wanted to remain anonymous, he should have that right respected, but with the way social media is structured, there’s no guaranteed anonymity anymore. 

This whole Charlie Foxtrot reminded me of the sex abuse scandals in the old Maple Leafs Gardens and the Graham James scandal.

Posted by SYF from impossible and oddly communally possessive sluts on 10/27/21 at 05:44 PM ET

Chet's avatar

he says in the interview there were enough clues in the report, lawsuit, media etc that anyone could figure it out, so he just decided to come forward.

Posted by Chet from twitter: thegansen on 10/27/21 at 10:47 PM ET


Good for him for coming forward, it gives the issue much more prominence.  The whole interview was powerful but that part where he breaks down a bit and apologizes to the kid from Houghton, man…

Posted by dwgs on 10/28/21 at 08:35 AM ET

TreKronor's avatar

Probably just me, but if the victim wanted to remain anonymous, he should have that right respected, but with the way social media is structured, there’s no guaranteed anonymity anymore.

I read this tweet last night:

Chris Johnston
@reporterchris 15h
Kyle Beach on the 2010 #Blackhawks: “Word spread pretty quick. I do believe that everybody in that locker-room knew about it because the [homophobic] comments [towards Beach] were made in the locker-room, they were made on the ice, they were made around the arena.”

There were other tweets which said players, team employees, and media were aware of this but everyone kept quiet.  It was just a matter of time until someone spilled the beans. 

By the way - has anyone been reading the statements made by Toews?  This guy is making things worse, talking about how great Bowman and McIssac are and how they don’t deserve this.

Posted by TreKronor on 10/28/21 at 08:47 AM ET

Rumbear's avatar

Speechless I yam…

You bastards…..

Make them pay!

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, sing along The YzerMan Can!...... on 10/28/21 at 10:44 PM ET

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