A New Brunswick man is suing the N.B. amateur hockey association after the association chose another player, rather than his son, as the winner of the most valuable player award.
Michael Croteau is suing for $300,000 in psychological and punitive damages and wants the hockey association to take away the MVP trophy from the one who won the award and give it to his son.
In a interview, Croteau claimed that his son was so devastated for not winning the MVP award that he lost the desire to play hockey again.
"My son was so confident that he would win the MVP that he spent $50 of his own money to buy a shirt and tie for the awards ceremony," said the plaintiff. "And he was humiliated."
The hockey association did not make an immediate responce to the suit and has asked the Canadian Hockey Association for advice on the matter.
Upon learning about the suit being filed, the New Brunswick Education Ministry has filed a suit against Mr. Croteau. The details of the suit are sketchy, but 22 Pages has learned that the Ministry is seeking $400,000 from Mr. Croteau. A spokesman stated that the Ministry has the right to demand back the money that it spent on educating Mr. Croteau, after he filed such a "ridiculus lawsuit" and "being a sore loser".
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