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Alberta Court of Appeal upholds class action against Western Hockey League

Thursday, May 24, 2018 @ 1:14 PM | By Ian Burns

Three former junior hockey players have filed a class action suit against the Western Hockey League (WHL) for past wages and benefits they say they are owed because they were employees of their clubs during their playing days, and the Alberta Court of Appeal has ruled the lawsuit can proceed largely as planned.

The representative plaintiffs, Lukas Walter, Travis McEvoy and Kyle O’Connor, have filed a statement of claim against the WHL, the Canadian Hockey League (CHL), and a number of hockey teams both in Canada...