Two NHL prospects facing assault charges

Brett Kulak (61) of the Calgary Flames checks Riley Bruce of the San Jose Sharks during the 2013...

Brett Kulak (61) of the Calgary Flames checks Riley Bruce of the San Jose Sharks during the 2013 Young Stars Classic Tournament in Penticton, B.C. Sunday September 8, 2013. (MARISSA BAECKER/QMI Agency)

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Two NHL prospects who play for the Vancouver Giants of the WHL are facing criminal charges stemming from an August house party in Delta, B.C., according to a report.

Brett Kulak, 19, and Jackson Houck, 18, are both charged with assault causing bodily harm, according to Vancouver radio station CKNW. Kulak is also charged with uttering threats to cause death or bodily harm.

Both have made three court appearances so far. Kulak is due back in court on Nov. 20 while Houck is scheduled for a Feb. 28 appearance.

A defenceman who leads the team in scoring with 20 points in 20 games, Kulak is a Calgary Flames prospect from Stony Plain, Alta. He was taken in the fourth round of the 2012 NHL draft.

Houck, a winger from North Vancouver, B.C., is property of the Edmonton Oilers. He was a fourth-round pick of the Oilers in 2013.

The pair have not missed any games due to the charges. Giants GM Scott Bonner and head coach Don Hay have declined comment.


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