July 30, 2009

So That's The Five Hole...Hockey Reporter Arrested, Suspended For Running Prostitution Ring

He also covered racing, so feel free to pile on with jokes about drafting, rubbing, and fifteen-second "pit stops."

Kevin Provencher advertised his prostitution ring's services on Craigslist and other Web sites and rented hotel rooms in Andover, Massachusetts, and in New Hampshire where the women would have sex for money, prosecutors said. The ring may have operated in Canada, they said.

Provencher, a sports writer at the New Hampshire Union Leader for more than two decades, was arrested at his Manchester home early Wednesday and was taken to Massachusetts, where he was ordered held on $10,000 cash bail during his arraignment in Lawrence District Court. He pleaded not guilty to two counts of deriving support from prostitution.

Provencher, 50, has been suspended from the Union Leader, where he has been its primary motor sports reporter since 1990. He also has been the newspaper's beat reporter covering the Manchester Monarchs since the American Hockey League franchise's 2001 inception.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at July 30, 2009 08:47 AM

I won't stoop so low as to make a joke about motor racing.

I will say, though, that I expect him to get the harshest penalty ever heard of for "high sticking".


Posted by: Exurbankevin at July 30, 2009 11:29 PM

So... we finally have real proof that journalistss really are pimps. Wanna bet that this was also pimping obumbles?

Posted by: emdfl at July 31, 2009 06:08 AM

I don't know. I'm thinking "in the crease" might be an apt description.

BTW, did you see this inspired evil?

Posted by: cbullitt at August 1, 2009 11:06 PM