This from the Globe and Mail:
"Len Barrie’s misadventures in leading the Bear Mountain golf resort and real-estate development into bankruptcy left more than 100 angry investors and creditors in his wake, including 18 current and former National Hockey League players who lost a total of more than $13-million"Here is a list of the current and retired NHL players involved (from The Province):
Sean Burke, currently the Phoenix Coyotes goaltending coach, was very unhappy with Barrie in the papers this past week. Burke has even filed a complaint with the RCMP and they are conducting a criminal investigation into the complaints against Barrie. Burke got off easy with his $600,000, I wonder how Mike Vernon feels - in addition to his $2 million invested, he has a $7.6 million loan guarantee with HSBC. Ouch.
Some things you might not know about Len Barrie:
- He is a former NHL hockey player
- Played 184 games for 4 NHL teams
- Had the tools to be a great hockey player. He racked up 85 goals and 185 assists in his last year of junior in the WHL
- His son Tyson, is a Colorado Avalanche prospect and represented Canada at the 2011 World Junior Hockey Championships