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Young Hockey Players Pay $3000 To Play Shinny In France

from CBC,

Police in southern Ontario have launched a fraud investigation after about 60 young hockey players said they paid thousands to attend a European tournament that didn’t happen.

The players, who are mostly from southern Ontario and in their late teens, paid roughly $3,000 each to travel to France to participate in the tournament.

Event organizer Ontario Central Scouting (OCS) promised dozens of professional hockey scouts would be at the tournament, said the players.

Instead, when they returned to Toronto on Tuesday, the dejected group said there was no tournament and they ended up playing a few games against each other….

OCS blamed the International Ice Hockey Federation — the organization that governs hockey around the world — saying it warned European scouts to stay away from the Canadian players because the OCS was not sanctioned by Hockey Canada.

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