SANTA ANA, California — A Jewish hockey player has sued the Anaheim Ducks and a minor league affiliate alleging his coaches made anti-Semitic remarks and discriminated against him because of his religion.
Jason Bailey, 23, who has since been traded to the Ottawa Senators, filed the lawsuit Tuesday in Orange County Superior Court.
It alleges that coaches for the Bakersfield Condors, then an ECHL affiliate of the Ducks, repeatedly made anti-Semitic remarks and denied Bailey ice time because he was Jewish.
"Based on his religion, he was blackballed," said Keith Fink, Bailey's attorney. "They wouldn't skate him. They wouldn't play him."
Alex Gilchrist, a spokesman for the Ducks, declined to comment on the suit. A message seeking comment was left for the Condors.