June 21, 2023
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HOCKEY #5 – The Boys from Brampton
Mike Danton was playing in the Stanley Cup playoffs for the St. Louis Blues. And at the same time, he was trying to hire a hitman to kill his agent, David Frost.
Arshy Mann
Host & Producer
Jordan Cornish
Producer
Noor Azrieh
Producer

Mike Danton was playing in the Stanley Cup playoffs for the St. Louis Blues. And at the same time, he was trying to hire a hitman to kill his agent, David Frost.

Danton’s arrest and conviction would become one of the biggest hockey scandals of all time. But this is not just some salacious true crime story. 

It’s an extreme example of everything that’s wrong with hockey culture; hazing and abuse, sexual misconduct and the adult men who control the lives of teenage boys for their own monetary gain.

 

Featured in this episode: Steve Simmons (The Toronto Sun)

 

To learn more:

The Lost Dream: The Story of Mike Danton, David Frost, and a Broken Canadian Family by Steve Simmons

“A teenage girl’s vulnerability laid bare at David Frost trial” by Christie Blatchford in The Globe and Mail

“The sometimes sad and remarkable journey of Sheldon Keefe” by Steve Simmons in The Toronto Sun

“How police cracked ‘the cult’” by Greg McArthur in The Globe and Mail

“I’m glad I went to prison” by L. Jon Wertheim in Sports Illustrated

“Frost case a study in tragedy and farce” by Gare Joyce in ESPN

 

Credits: Arshy Mann (Host and Producer), Jordan Cornish (Producer), Noor Azrieh (Producer), Annette Ejiofor (Managing Editor)

 

Additional music from Audio Network

 

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