Blackhawks GM resigns, team fined after sexual assault probe

CHICAGO (AP) — An independent review has found that the Chicago Blackhawks mishandled allegations that an assistant coach sexually assaulted a player during the team’s Stanley Cup run in 2010. Stan Bowman resigned as the Blackhawks’ general manager and president of hockey operations in the wake of the report by an outside law firm hired by the team. The NHL fined the team $2 million for “the organization’s inadequate internal procedures and insufficient and untimely response.” The former video coach was alleged to have sexually assaulted two players with the Blackhawks, with the front office knowing and doing nothing. Team CEO Danny Wirtz called the report “both disturbing and difficult to read.”