Family Seeks Justice: Lawsuit Filed Against Hockey Team Over Son’s Sudden Death

When a parent sends their child to a hockey camp, the last thing on their mind is that they may never return home; it’s every parent’s worst nightmare.

Ben Teague, a member of the Oakville Rangers of the Ontario Junior Hockey League, left for a pre-season camp in September of 2019 and never returned; now, according to TSN’s Rick Westhead, his parents Greg and Susan have filed a one million dollar lawsuit against the Rangers and others.

The lawsuit is for negligence and wrongful death in the case of the 17-year-old player, who died after his parents received a phone call and rushed him to the hospital after he admitted to drinking.

We hope Greg and Susan find the answers they seek and that those responsible face the consequences.
This is a tragedy, and as parents, they should not be left in the dark.

You hope this never happens, and the family deserves to know how and why.

The silence surrounding hockey culture has lasted far too long; it’s time for things like this to end and real change for the better to be made.

Igor Burdetskiy

Igor Burdetskiy

Founder, Editor-in-Chief, & CEO at Hooked on Hockey Magazine
I grew up playing Ball and Roller Hockey day and night somewhat religiously throughout elementary and middle school. The two don't compare though when I lace up the skates and hit the ice. I live and breathe hockey beyond the perspective of "it's just a game" and I will gladly talk hockey for hours with anyone. Hockey is more than just a lifestyle, it's a culture of passionate people who make memories every time the puck is dropped. Hockey has not only helped me get through some of the hardest times in life but has created some of the best memories to date. Want to talk hockey with me? Shoot me an email: iburdetskiy@hookedonhockey.com and let's talk some hockey!
Igor Burdetskiy
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