Former hockey players' hearing scheduled

Kyle Just and Jordan Tibbett, former Mercyhurst College hockey players, will face a preliminary hearing in their sexual assault case on Wednesday at 2 p.m. before Erie District Judge Joseph Lefaiver, 460 E. 26th St.

The case, which underwent two continuances in November and February, began in November when a woman told police the two sexually assaulted her and forced her to perform a sex act on them on Nov. 14 in a Briggs apartment.

They were each charged with a sexual assault felony count and released on $10,000 bond. Since their prison release and subsequent departure from Mercyhurst, they joined junior hockey league teams.

Just competes with the Pembroke Lumber Kings in Ontario and Tibbett plays for the Youngstown Phantoms.