Pair of ex-Quebec junior hockey players sentenced to prison for sexual assault

They'll be paying for their crimes.

Michael W.

A pair of former Quebec junior hockey players have been sentenced to lengthy prison sentences by Quebec court Judge Thomas Jacques for their assault of an underage woman at a hotel during celebrations of the Victoriaville Tigres championship.

The players in question are Nicolas Daigle, who was sentenced to 32 months in jail, along with Massimo Siciliano, who was sentenced to 30 months in jail. They plead guilty last October to the assault of the 17-year-old, who was an employee at the hotel where they were staying to celebrate winning the title of the Quebec Maritimes Junior Hockey League. 

The woman had initially declined Daigle's invitation to join him in his room, but later arrived and found Siciliano was in the room as well. She would later say she felt "trapped" as she was being assaulted by both of them, and even being video recorded. 

Prosecutor Michel Bérubé indicated his satisfaction with the ruling: 

"We have two individuals who were playing for … a prestigious league in Quebec, who committed acts and were found guilty and were sent to prison today," Bérubé told reporters.

"It's a significant sentence that reflects the gravity of what happened."

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Source: TSN