Accusations against Mike Ribeiro: the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies make a big decision

Published October 6, 2022 at 3:55 PM

The Rouyn-Noranda Huskies of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League have decided to remove the jersey of their former player, Mike Ribeiro, from the Glencore Arena.

Ribeiro, who scored 228 goals and 793 points during his NHL career, was an even more prolific scorer during his time in the QMJHL with the Huskies. In just 138 games with the organization, he scored 108 goals and 296 points, making it an easy decision to hang his #9 up in the amphitheater. However, the sexual assault charges currently pending against the 42-year-old have resulted in the removal of his banner.

"We wanted to make sure we didn't have to remove it in the middle of the season. It's as a preventative measure, so if there are no follow-ups to this, we hope to put the banner back up as soon as possible." - Gilles Bérubé, Huskies operational director

Ribeiro is currently facing two counts of sexual assault that allegedly took place last year in Dallas. This is not the first time he has been accused of sexual assault, as his former nanny came forward in 2015 with allegations that he did the same with her in 2012. That lawsuit has since been settled and the terms have not been disclosed.
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