Multiple sources have confirmed that the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League has forcibly removed David Beauchamp as owner of the Mattawa Blackhawks.
The same sources are saying that NOJHL commissioner Rob Mazzuca has new owners set to take over the first-year Mattawa franchise.
Through an adviser, Beauchamp has confirmed that the NOJHL has taken the Mattawa franchise from him as per alleged infractions pertaining to the league’s constitution.
Beauchamp said the hostile takeover of his franchise has to do with outstanding league fees and that he is presently seeking legal advice.
Mazzuca has yet to respond to a request from HockeyNewsNorth.com seeking comment on the Mattawa situation.