Rus News Journal

John Grem wants to take a place in Avant-guard

In Kuibyshev district court of Omsk the claim of goalkeeper John Grema to local hockey club " has arrived; Avant-guard . The citizen demands to restore it on work, whence has been dismissed in the end of 2008 with the formulation for numerous infringement of labour discipline . The hockey player has got support of trade union of Continental hockey league (KHL).
Preliminary hearings under the claim of goalkeeper John Grema to hockey club Avant-guard will pass on March, 10th. On it have informed in court of Kuibyshev area of Omsk.

34 - the summer citizen of the USA John Grem has concluded the contract with Omsk hawks on May, 16th, 2008. By this time it already had a rich track record. The owner of the Cup Stanley of 2004 has spent 11 seasons in National hockey league, supporting Boston Tampa - Bej and Carolina . Participated in the Olympic games in Turin, was the basic goalkeeper of a national team of the USA in the World championship in Moscow.

however career of the goalkeeper in Siberia has not developed, the contract with it has been terminated already in the beginning of December, 2008. Numerous infringements by the player of a sports mode became an occasion to such decision, according to in club. By words a press - the secretary Avant-guard Arcady Alekseeva, it is a question first of all of household alcoholism of the legionary. According to some information, the uproar ostensibly arranged with the player in one of night clubs of Omsk became last drop of patience of its management. The goalkeeper denies this fact.

in the middle of January the decision Avant-guard concerning John Grema it has been considered by disciplinary committee of Continental hockey league on the statement of the chairman of trade union of players KHL of Andrey Kovalenko. The source in KHL has informed that, Comprehensively having studied a situation with attraction of testimony, the disciplinary committee has counted as more convincing arguments Avant-guard also has completely refused to trade union of players of league to satisfy requirements in John Grema`s interests .

the Goalkeeper has decided to challenge this decision, and trade union of players KHL as mister Kovalenko has informed, has helped the agent of mister Grema to find the lawyer. In the middle of February mister Grem has directed the corresponding claim to Kuibyshev district court of Omsk. The claimant demands restoration on work and indemnification of its salary during the compelled prorumble. The size of the salary in club do not inform. By data , it could make $250 thousand a month.

preliminary conversation of the parties has been appointed to February, 24th in regional court. But legally significant circumstances of business which should be found out to court, representatives of the respondent - the sports director " have stated only; Avant-guard Konstantin Bilan and the chairman of disciplinary committee KHL Vladimir Saraev. Neither John Grem, nor its representatives in court were not. As has informed a press - the secretary of Omsk regional court Julia Sokolenko, referring to opinion of judges of Kuibyshev regional court, the statement of claim needs specifications. According to Andrey Kovalenko, John Grema`s representatives expect from its agent and Vyacheslav Mahrensky`s its Russian partner a number necessary for conducting business in court of documents .

Yesterday a press - secretary KHL Alexey Laputin has informed that the league management will refrain from comments on business before the litigation termination.