Canadian world juniors captain Comtois speaks out against cyberbullying


Canada's Maxime Comtois kneels on the ice after losing to Finland. (Darryl Dyck/CP)

Team Canada’s world junior hockey championship captain Maxime Comtois has taken a stand against cyberbullying and is urging any victims to speak up.

Comtois tweeted the following message Wednesday to bring awareness to the issue.

Comtois was the victim of cyberbullying after Canada’s loss to Finland in the quarter-finals. The 20-year-old missed a penalty shot in the overtime defeat. It was announced after the tournament that Comtois was playing through a separated shoulder.

This is the first time Comtois has spoken about the incident after his agents released a statement back on Jan. 3 condemning the messages.

Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby offered his support to Comtois after seeing the messages being spread across social media about the Anaheim Ducks prospect.

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