Brad Aldrich was a substitute teacher for Northern Michigan University. He was also a video intern with San Jose’s NHL franchise and a volunteer coach with the Marquette Junior Hockey Corporation. But he was convicted of sexually assaulting a minor. But the NHL has given him a second chance to prove his innocence. Now, he’s been granted a second chance to win the Stanley Cup, and he is excited to accept it.
The scandal surrounding Brad Aldrich, the former assistant coach of the Chicago Blackhawks, brought him to the public’s attention. Aldrich was arrested and charged with sexually assaulting students from Houghton High School. He later pleaded guilty to a fourth-degree crime and was sentenced to nine months in jail. The incident came to light after a lawsuit by the student was settled.
He met his wife, Diane Thiele, in kindergarten. They are now married and have two grown children. His favorite memory of school is watching high school football games, plus thirty at Marygrove and taking tech webinars. However, he did not deny the allegations and said that the encounter was consensual. The NHLPA is investigating whether Aldrich is guilty of a sexual assault charge.
Aldrich had previously been an intern for the University of Notre Dame’s hockey operations before joining the Chicago Blackhawks during the 2008 playoffs. But his tenure with the Fighting Irish ended before he could make a real impact. The following season, he joined the Blackhawks as an assistant coach, and was quickly granted a second chance with the Stanley Cup. During the final series against the Hawks, Aldrich was granted another opportunity with the Cup.
The first time Aldrich was allowed to hold the Cup was in 2005, his third season as a video intern for the San Jose Sharks. However, in a later year, the Sharks granted Aldrich a second chance with the Cup when he had his first sexual assault conviction. Aldrich’s infamous sexual misconduct scandal began when he was just 22 years old.
Brad Aldrich was an assistant video coach for the USA Hockey Women’s National Hockey program in 2010 and 2011. He also worked as a volunteer at Houghton High School in Michigan while earning a $300 stipend. His uncle, Corey Markham, is the head coach of the Houghton hockey team. Aldrich then returned to Notre Dame and worked for the programmers there before joining the Blackhawks.
The allegations were initially dismissed as unfounded. The police did not follow up the initial report in April 2005. However, repeated complaints about Aldrich’s behavior followed him throughout his NHL career. The second accusation was that he sexually harassed John Doe, a video intern at San Jose’s NHL franchise. He was granted a second chance after he was able to prove that he was a legitimate player and that he did not use the incident to harass the woman.
After being fired from the Electricians, Aldrich returned to his hometown as an unpaid volunteer coach. A police report shows that Aldrich was having problems with his roommate and was inappropriate with minor players. He also had a long history of involvement with USA Hockey and had a criminal record. But it wasn’t until April 2005 that the police took action against him. Several parents had complained about Aldrich, but no charges were filed.
While playing hockey, Aldrich became involved with the Marquette Electricians. He also volunteered to be a coach for a local bantam AAA team. That team included some young high school players. A former roommate of Aldrich told the police that Aldrich was inappropriate with young players and that he knew he was doing the wrong thing. However, Michigan law raises the age of consent to 18 for situations where an authority figure is involved.
In addition to his professional coaching experience, Aldrich was a volunteer coach with a hockey team in Michigan. During his time at Notre Dame, he also worked as a video coordinator. In 2010, he worked with the U.S. Men’s National Hockey Team and won a silver medal. In addition to coaching the hockey team, Aldrich also coached a youth hockey team in Marquette and in San Jose. In addition, he coached Michigan youth teams in select tournaments.
Wirtz said he would not comment on the allegations, and later apologized for his actions. While the Blackhawks settled the lawsuits over Aldrich and the Kyle Beach case, questions remain. In the meantime, the former player of Aldrich, a volunteer coach with the Marquette Junior Hockey Corp., has been a long-time hockey coach at Houghton High School.
After being convicted of sexually assaulting a teenager while playing for the NHL’s Washington Capitals, Brad Aldrich resigned his position as a coach. He also received a post-season bonus and a severance package. The investigation revealed that Aldrich and a troubled youth had “sex” at the teenager’s apartment. The boy also told police that he had “sex” with Aldrich at his home and on a waterfront in a nearby town. Aldrich was sentenced to nine months in prison.
The Blackhawks, whose team won the Stanley Cup last year, were shocked by the news that Aldrich was convicted of sexually abusing a minor. The NHL has ordered the name “David Aldrich” to be removed from the Stanley Cup trophy. The team’s owner and GM have since resigned. The Blackhawks have also been forced to investigate the matter.
The United States Men’s Hockey Team has been awash with controversy since 2010, when the Chicago Blackhawks’ human resources director sought information about Aldrich’s departure from the team. He was previously the head coach of the Chicago Blackhawks and was a licensed real estate broker. Aldrich is a native of Hancock, Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.
In 2010, a former Blackhawks player named John Doe sued the team. The player said Aldrich had sexually assaulted him in 2010 and had been persuaded by his mental skills coach not to report it. The Blackhawks also did not contact the police during the playoffs, despite two players reporting the incident. The Blackhawks were able to win their first of three Stanley Cups in six years.
Chicago Blackhawks owner Rocky Wirtz has requested the name of Brad Aldrich be removed from the Stanley Cup. Aldrich served as the video coach for the 2009-10 championship team. While his role with the team was sufficient for the award, his conduct and statements in the past have disqualified him from being engraved on the trophy. So the name has been crossed out of the trophy. What should the NHL do about Aldrich?
After the report was released, the Chicago Blackhawks asked that Aldrich’s name be removed from the cup. The news broke on Tuesday. The Cup had been engraved with his name for some time, but the club has now removed his name. However, Aldrich did not receive the NHL’s order to remove his name from the Cup. Moreover, he had no ties to the Oilers.
Peter Pocklington, the former owner of the Edmonton Oilers, put his father’s name on the Stanley Cup in 1984. Since then, a series of Xs has appeared above his father’s name. There are three other pieces of history that contain the name of the late Edmonton Oilers owner. The first one is the bowl from 1892, the second one is the authenticated 1963 “Presentation Cup” and the third one, the 1993 “Permanent Cup,” is housed at the Hockey Hall of Fame.
The ring is engraved with the wrong name. In some years, his name was listed as Turk Broda, while in others, it was engraved as Walter Broda. There are also mistakes in spelling, and it is unlikely that the Oilers will ever make an effort to correct this error. As a result, the name of a player whose name is on the Cup is likely to be removed from it.