Originally posted on The Sports Bank  |  Last updated 8/8/12
The Calgary Flames hockey club issued a statement Tuesday, that team officials have met with prospect Michael Ferland to discuss an assault charge laid on him as a result of an incident that occurred during a bar outing in Cochrane, Alberta, a small Canadian town about an hour and a half outside of Banff. Ferland is a 20-year-old, left winger who was drafted to the Flames in 2010. He has since played with the WHL Brandon Wheat Kings, a junior hockey leagues that kind of functions as a developmental league much like the NBA D-League or NCAA does for NBA prospects. Hockey players are often drafted in high school to a junior league and then the NHL during their first couple years of college. College programs do little for advancement into an NHL career. Ferland has been charged with aggravated assault and assault as a result of the incident that reportedly occurred. Police were called to a bar on July 29. According to the police, at around 1:10 AM, a male was pushed outside the bar. ...
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