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Flames and Oilers prospects facing criminal charges

Nov 9, 2013, 12:52 PM EDT

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A pair of NHL prospects could be in big trouble following an off-ice incident in Vancouver.

CKNW radio in Vancouver reports Calgary Flames prospect defenseman Brett Kulak, 19, and Edmonton Oilers forward prospect Jackson Houck (pictured), 18, were each charged with assault causing bodily harm. Kulak also has a secondary charge of making threats to cause death or bodily harm. The charges stem from a house party in August.

The players are teammates with the WHL Vancouver Giants and continue to play while the charges are pending.

Kulak was the fourth-round pick of the Flames in 2012 and Houck was the Oilers’ fourth-round pick in 2013. The two players are the Giants’ top offensive players. Kulak leads the team in points and Houck leads them in goals.

According to the report, the two players have had three court appearances so far. Kulak is due back in court on November 20 while Houck won’t be back until February 28.

  1. muckleflugga - Nov 9, 2013 at 1:32 PM

    speaking of the battle of alberta…

    [ innocent until a sufficient number of lawyers and complainants are duly enriched ]

    it’s gotten so any public figure regardless of stature, is at risk of baiting, invasion of privacy, assault, defamation and being subject to some mongrel filming their every indiscretion

    a guy can’t even scratch his ass [ or anyone else's ] without it hitting you tube

    put control of the media into the hands of joe average, he turns the world into a toilet

    • kyzslew77 - Nov 9, 2013 at 1:40 PM

      Lol wut?

    • stcrowe - Nov 9, 2013 at 2:11 PM

      Wow. The words are in English, but it makes no sense.

    • metalization1 - Nov 9, 2013 at 2:44 PM

      I need my Crazy to English dictionary to decipher this post.

    • Windmiller4 - Nov 9, 2013 at 2:54 PM

      He is saying that nowadays with the advent of cell phones players (or anyone semi-famous or important) cannot get away with as much as they used to. Many guys get baited into something or wrongfully accused for something because of their status (only recent example i can think of is some broad said Doughty raped her after the kings won the cup). Putting this power in the hands of everybody in America that has a cell phone has turned this world to S hit. I believe Muggleflugga is trying to say something along these lines

  2. ibieiniid - Nov 9, 2013 at 1:54 PM

    so muckleflugga is Blomfeld’s new character right? off topic, a bit nutty, from Alberta, showed up when blomfeld stopped posting. the only differences being the lack of emoticons, and blom seems to be a bit better at typing…. and has a sense of humor. you be the judge on whether they’re the same guy

    • hockeyflow33 - Nov 9, 2013 at 3:25 PM

      I was with you until the sense of humor

    • joey4id - Nov 9, 2013 at 4:43 PM

      Dude! You see blomfeld just about everywhere. Last time you wrote I was blomfeld. Guy is in your head way too much. Besides that your posts are ok.

      • ibieiniid - Nov 11, 2013 at 9:32 AM

        i’m sorry, the dude fascinates me. if you tell me you don’t want to study his brain (if we were brainologists), you’d be lying.

        and I KNOW he’s got characters on here. I know you remember them during the lockout, you were here.

  3. stcrowe - Nov 9, 2013 at 2:12 PM

    Anyone know if Kulak is the son or nephew of former NHL journeyman, Stu Kulak?

    • ibieiniid - Nov 11, 2013 at 9:32 AM

      i looked, was tough to find.

      • ibieiniid - Nov 11, 2013 at 9:33 AM

        oh yeah, but young-Kulak grew up an Oilers fan, if that’s a hint.

  4. ibieiniid - Nov 9, 2013 at 3:30 PM

    yeah… the world was a much better place when we could all get away with our crimes.

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