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Disgraced hockey coach Graham James sentenced to 2 years for abusing players
WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) ' Disgraced junior hockey coach Graham James has been sentenced to two years in prison for sexually abusing two of his players.
The sentence was handed down in a Winnipeg courtroom. He showed no emotion as he learned his fate.
Judge Catherine Carlson called James' behavior "predatory and orchestrated to make victims dependent on him."
The government requested six years in prison. James's lawyer wanted a conditional sentence of up to 18 months with no jail time.
James pleaded guilty in December to repeatedly sexually abusing NHL star Theo Fleury and his cousin, Todd Holt, when they played for him in the Western Hockey League in the 1980s and '90s.