Ryan Munse will never forget his rookie season 2002-03 in the Ontario Hockey League, high in the Sarnia Sting networks for 27 regular season games as a reserve for No. 1 goalkeeper Robert Kherson.
He recalls how a 17-year-old man sent a stellar 2.64 goals – against average, three lockouts and 0.916 percent. He also remembers that he survived what he describes as an insult, and watching those who are against his teammates, the older players of the junior team.
In an interview with CBC News on Tuesday, Mansa said that he was spanked and hit on the head with a shovel by his goalkeeper in Sting's locker room, while novice friends were tied to the table and beaten with belts and other items.
“I had more suicidal thoughts than anything else,” he told reporter Yoann Rumeliotis. National"They must be your friends, they are your family."
Watch Ryan Munce that he suffered in junior hockey:
Munse's comments follow the comments of former Sting teammate Daniel Carcillo, who described in detail his impressions of his grandfather and club in a 15-person tweet last weekend after the recent assault and sexual assault charges at St. Michael’s College in Toronto.
Munse, now 33, said he witnessed some of the abuses committed at Carcillo.
“There were a lot of incidents that were like the next level,” said Mance.
Other alleged incidents included:
- A Jewish teammate is brought to tears by a teammate representing Adolf Hitler.
- A player forced to put his penis in RUB A535, muscles and joint heat cream.
Munce said he was glad Carcillo stepped forward – in stark contrast to his teenage years when players in the hockey community had to be silent.
Watch ex-NHLer Daniel Carcillo explain the loneliness of abuse:
“It all started with me,” said Munce, who runs New Age Goaltending, a school for beginners to advanced goalkeepers, in Burlington, Ont.
Mance said that Sting's teammate went to his dressing table and said a six-foot 150-pound stopper washer to bend over his knee. He threw Munse “like a child” and then beat him and other teammates with a sawn oar.
Hid behind the couch
“If you flinch,” he said, “they have to do it again, it was before and after the games.”
Munce added that he was beaten with the same oar at a novice party because he did not drink alcohol and spent the rest of the night hiding from the veterans behind the couch.
Munce said that he and Carcillo often discussed abuses in the house harvesting the latter, breaking against each other, and then shared their experiences with Canadian teammates under the age of 18.
Clock Carcillo talk about alleged abuses:
“It's a constant day of abuse,” said Mance, who was drafted by the kings of Los Angeles in 2003, but never played in the NHL. He spent two more seasons in Sarnia, before embarking on a six-year journey through junior professionals, who included 13 games in the American Hockey League in anticipation of retirement in 2012.
Carcillo told the Canadian press on Monday that Jeff Perry, the head coach of Sarnia in 2002-03, was aware of the alleged treatment he and other recruits had undergone to their teammates. Perry denied this earlier this week in Blackburn News in Sarnia.
“There are certain areas of the locker room that we do not control,” said Perry, 47, who played OHL for Guelph and Owen Sound in the late 1980s.
“This is no different from riding a bus – I know that people think you're on a bus, how could you not know about it?” When you sit in front of the bus, you have movies. in this situation you [wouldn’t] understand that they are light things that you wouldn’t know about if it weren’t brought to your notice. ”
CBC Sports turned to Perry for further comments.
Hockey culture has changed, says former Sting coach
In a statement e-mailed to Blackburn News, OHL said it had taken a zero tolerance approach to hazing and had been pursuing a policy of preventing hazing or bullying for several years.
Perry, who was fired by Sting at the end of 2003 amid controversy around the star players' benches, including Carcillo, said that the culture at OHL has now changed.
"It does not do right [what allegedly happened in 2002-03] but I think we are much more educated because of the harassment and bullying in general, "he said." They did a great job doing the right things.
"I have a teenage child who just went through junior hockey, and I am grateful that he doesn’t need to share these same stories because he didn’t go through these situations."