Aldrich sexual assault scandal hits home far from Blackhawks
MARQUETTE, MI (AP)— The Chicago Blackhawks have resolved a pair of lawsuits stemming from the organization's handling of allegations by a former first-round pick that he was sexually assaulted by an assistant coach in 2010.
But questions raised by the suits live on, not just in Chicago, but well beyond.
After he resigned his position with the Blackhawks, Hancock native Brad Aldrich worked or volunteered for USA Hockey, the University of Notre Dame and Miami University of Ohio before returning to his native Michigan. He pleaded guilty in 2013 as part of a deal with a Houghton County prosecutor after he was accused of sexually assaulting a Houghton High School hockey player.
Aldrich was sentenced to nine months in jail with credit for 59 days served and five years of probation.