Former P.E.I. Rocket star Chris Doyle has dodged a second potential heavy hit in court that could have put his hockey career on thin ice.
© Guardian photo by Jim Day
Chris Doyle, right, and his lawyer Jonathan Coady leave court Tuesday morning.
Chief Judge John Douglas granted the 20-year-old Charlottetown native a conditional discharge after Doyle pleaded guilty to damaging property of his former girlfriend.
Douglas ordered Doyle to keep the peace and be of good behaviour during a six-month period of probation.
If directed by probation, Doyle is also to continue receiving assessment and counseling to address any underlying issues that led to his actions on Sept. 25, 2009 when after a night of drinking he barged in unannounced on his ex-girlfriend Chloe MacEachern's apartment.
I am going to put this in the past and move on with my life. Chris Doyle
Doyle was found not guilty in April of assault causing bodily harm in connection with an altercation at the Mayflower Apartments in Charlottetown where MacEachern was living. Douglas said at the time he could not find Doyle guilty of assault causing bodily harm because the Crown had not been able to establish that Doyle had actually intended to hurt the victim.