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Former Greyhounds goalie sues team, says injury was mishandled and he was target of slurs

Former Sault Greyhounds goalie Tucker Tynan is suing his former team over the way an injury was handled, and for subjecting him to at least one racial slur, along with other “derogatory” comments. Former Sault Greyhounds goalie Tucker Tynan is suing his former team over the way an injury was handled, and for subjecting him to at least one racial slur, along with other “derogatory” comments.
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Former Sault Greyhounds goalie Tucker Tynan is suing his former team over the way an injury was handled, and for subjecting him to at least one racial slur, along with other “derogatory” comments.

As reported by TSN.ca’s Rick Westhead, the nine-page statement of claim was filed Feb. 6. Tynan is seeking $300,000.

He claims the team “engaged in reckless negligence and racial harassment over a period of weeks in the spring of 2022,” the story said.

“According to the claim, the team's actions have caused Tynan to suffer physical damages, emotional distress, and a loss of enjoyment for life.”

Tynan is now playing for the Port Huron Prowlers of the Federal Prospects Hockey League, an independent pro league in the U.S.

Tynan’s allegations have not been tested in court and the Greyhounds have not filed a response.

“The Soo Greyhounds have received the claim from Tucker Tynan,” team president Tim Lukenda said in a statement to TSN Tuesday.

“We intend to vigorously defend the organization against the allegations made. Our players' well-being is of utmost importance to us, and we take great pride in the treatment of our players both on and off the ice.”

Tynan played the 2019-20 season with the Niagara IceDogs before joining the Greyhounds in a December 2021 trade. He alleges he was injured during the first period of an April 1, 2022, game against Saginaw.

Tynan alleges he left the ice immediately after the injury and was met in the team dressing room by Greyhounds athletic therapist Julian Cooper.

Cooper refused Tynan's request to be taken to hospital, the claim said.

Read Westhead’s full story here.

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