What’s a dad to do when his kid is placed in a lower-level hockey team than the one he wants? Sue the parent volunteers who run the hockey league.
Parents may stop helping out on their kid’s teams if a Springbank lawyer successfully sues volunteers within his own son’s league, says the head of minor hockey in Calgary.
. . . Michael Kraik is suing the Springbank Minor Hockey Association because he says his nine-year-old son Alexander was deliberately placed on a weaker team due to favouritism from league officials for their own children.
. . . Kraik claims that during tryouts this fall, Alexander was subject to “clear abuse and overt bias by many of the SMHA’s evaluators, many of whom acted on personal agendas,” says the lawsuit.
He also claimed the boy was humiliated when he was forced to wear a different jersey designating him as “an inferior hockey player to all other players on the ice.”
The father is asking for $50,000 (Canadian) in damages. Thanks to Cameron Wood for the “psycho lawyer parent” link.