Two players for the Victoriaville Tigress have been indefinitely suspended by the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League after police formally charged the pair with sexual assault earlier this week.
Nicolas Daigle and Massimo Siciliano, both 19, appeared in court in Quebec City on Tuesday morning.
They have both been accused of sexual assault and filming what happened, and Daigle also faces two charges of sharing the images.
The allegations of sexual harassment stem from an alleged incident on 6 June after the team won the QMJHL title.
The QMJHL’s commissioner’s office says the suspension came a day after Daigle and Siciliano appeared in court because he needed to familiarize himself with the charges.
The league says it is taking the allegations “very seriously” and that they “feel great sympathy for victims of physical and sexual violence.”
The Tigress said on Tuesday that they would not comment further until the investigation is complete.