Updated: Tue Mar. 20 2012 11:01:41
A former coach characterized as the "most hated man in hockey" has
been sentenced to two years in prison for sexually abusing two of his
Graham James was asked to stand in the prisoner box of a Winnipeg
courtroom as Justice Catherine Carlson delivered her decision on
"There is no sentence this court can impose which the victims and
indeed the public will find satisfactory," Judge Carlson told the packed
James pleaded guilty in December to repeatedly assaulting former NHL
player Theo Fleury and Fleury's cousin Todd Holt in the 1980s and 1990s
when they played for him in the Western Hockey League.
Carlson ordered that James have no contact with either Fleury or Holt.
Charges involving a third player, Greg Gilhooly, have been stayed as part of a plea deal with the Crown.
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