One of junior hockey's unique father-son stories of the past few seasons has taken a sharp right into controversy.
Two seasons ago, current Montreal Canadiens playoff callup Nathan Beaulieu raised the Memorial Cup with the Saint John Sea Dogs with father Jacques Beaulieu, who had helped built that team before moving back to the OHL, in the stands. Now the elder Beaulieu, as lawyer Patrick Ducharme confirmed to the London Free Press, is facing "two counts of assault in a weekend dust-up at a Strathroy-area home." Police are also mulling charges against Nathan Beaulieu, who played six NHL regular-season games for the Habs while completing his rookie pro season for the Hamilton Bulldogs.
Not much is known and there must be the presumption of innocence.
From Jennifer O'Brien and Patrick Maloney:
Read More »from Sarnia Sting coach Jacques Beaulieu faces assault charges, Montreal Canadiens’ Nathan Beaulieu under investigation
... The charges relate to an incident that occurred Saturday night at a home on Saxton Rd. on the outskirts of Strathroy.
Asked specifically about the incident, Strathroy Caradoc police responded by saying they’re investigating “alleged assaults” against two men that occurred at a private residence outside of town Saturday.
Deputy police Chief Mark Campbell told The Free Press a 45-year-old Strathroy man and his 20-year-old son are being investigated by officers.
“This investigation has some newsworthy elements,” Campbell said Monday.