THUNDER BAY, Ont. - Police in Thunder Bay, Ont., have charged two University of Ottawa hockey players in connection with a sexual assault that took place when the team was in the city for a game in February.
Police say the assault involved a 21-year-old female victim and allegedly took place in a hotel early on February 2.
They say they were made aware of the incident by a third party, which triggered an "extensive investigation" that involved police in Thunder Bay and officers in Ottawa.
The police investigation was separate from a probe by the university, which resulted in the firing of head coach Real Paiement and the suspension of the program through the 2014-2015 season.
Guillaume Donovan, 24, and David Foucher, 25, are charged with sexual assault.
The two men are set to appear in court in Thunder Bay on Sept. 30