Newspaper article The Canadian Press

B.C. Minor Hockey Association Sued for Alleged Damages and Flooding at Hotel

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

B.C. Minor Hockey Association Sued for Alleged Damages and Flooding at Hotel

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Minor hockey association sued after hotel damaged

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VANCOUVER - A lawsuit has been filed against a minor hockey association, a team representative and 60 unidentified players and parents alleging more than $200,000 in damage was caused at a hotel in Squamish, B.C.

A notice of civil claim says water from a damaged line leaked into the hallway and down an elevator hoistway after an ice machine was allegedly kicked or pushed by one or more players, causing damages to the structure and contents of the hotel.

The claim filed in B.C. Supreme Court on Tuesday said the incident happened in February 2016 when players and their parents stayed at the hotel for a tournament.

The Abbotsford Minor Hockey Association and a team representative named in the lawsuit could not be reached for comment, and no statements of defence have been filed with the court. …

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