Waterloo Regional Police, the Ontario Hockey League, and the Kitchener Rangers are investigating allegations that a Rangers player forced younger teammates to do cocaine at a rookie party in 2016, according to The Canadian Press.
Eric Guest, who played for the Rangers from 2016-2019, said Monday that one veteran player forced Guest and another younger player to try the drug in a bathroom. Guest said he was 16 at the time.
"It was him and then me and another young kid and we were locked in that bathroom and he said, 'you are not allowed out of this bathroom until you do this,'" Guest said in a video shared on Instagram.
Guest did not disclose any names, but he said the older player had already been drafted to the NHL at the time of the incident.
The Rangers issued a statement Tuesday saying they became aware of the allegations Monday night and contacted local authorities.
"These allegations involve former players with our team and are extremely serious and potentially criminal conduct," the team said, adding that it will cooperate with the OHL's investigation.
Guest split the 2019-20 season between the Caledonia Corvairs and the London Nationals of the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League.